Perennial Ryegrass

Lolium perenne L.

Perennial ryegrass is the fastest establishing species of all the turfgrasses. It prefers milder climates, but tolerates temperatures down to minus 16 to 18°C without a snow cover. With a snow cover, ryegrass can tolerate even lower temperatures. In temperate regions, perennial ryegrass is a true perennial with a high persistence. It can be used on most soil types, with the exception of very wet land. Perennial ryegrass exists in early, intermediate, and late types in respect to heading and spring growth. Perennial ryegrass has very high wear tolerance.

Establishment: 7 to 10 Days
Use alone or with bluegrass for year-round quality and sod strength.

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Aspire - A-LIST! Broad spectrum disease resistance, especially Gray Leaf Spot and Helminthosporium.
Bandalore - High turf quality and resistance to Brown Patch.

Banfield - Gray Leaf Spot and Brown Patch tolerance, improved turf quality, and color.

Brea - NEW TO DLF - selected for dark green color, excellent turf density, and enhanced disease resistance. Transitions well in the spring, and competes well with weeds.

Continental II - NEW TO DLF - Developed in Oregon. Very dark green and fine leaved, Continental II has excellent turf density and mowing quality.

Diligent - Very early spring green up, high Gray Leaf Spot resistance, fine leaf texture, and Red Thread resistance.

Dasher 3 - Performs at a high level in almost any area of the country. Rates high for summer stress and summer density. 
Esquire - Early establishment, exceptional density, wear tolerance, year-round color, and performance.

Express II - Elite, lower growing, dense, dark green, with excellent germination, establishment, and growth.
Hancock - Dark green color, tiller density, and fine leaf texture.
Stamina - Wear tolerant and excellent drought recovery.
Thrive- Freedom from leaf diseases, superior overall quality, excellent drought tolerance.

Karma - Outstanding Gray Leaf Spot resistance, Brown Patch resistance, overseeding quality.
Grow Your Knowledge: Curing Gray Leaf Spot with Karma.

Wicked - Drought and Summer Stress resistant high performance turf. 

Fiesta 4 - Highly resistant to Gray Leaf Spot, very fine leaf texture, and high summer density ratings.

Fiesta Cinco - (Fall 2020) Superior turf quality, very dark green color, superior disease resistance, excellent wear tolerance.

Mighty - Adult and seed­ling salt tolerance. High germination vigor and superior stress tolerance.

Allstar 3 - High turf quality, improved color, tiller density, leaf texture, Rust resistance, and salt tolerance.

Allstar Fore - (Fall 2020) Superior resistance to disease, excellent turf quality, superior winter color retention, superior wear tolerance.
Derby Xtreme - Increased density, wear tolerance, Rust and Gray Leaf Spot resistance.
Gator 3 - Heat and disease resistance, dark green color, and fine leaf texture. 

Pinstripe II - NEW TO DLF - Exhibiting dark green color, fine leaf texture, and excellent striping ability, Pinstripe II is an exceptional choice for overseeding golf courses, sports fields, and home lawns, especially in the south.

Ringer II - NEW TO DLF - enhanced disease resistance for red thread, gray leaf spot and anthracnose, Ringer II is quick to establish and is an excellent option as a pure stand, or in mixtures with Kentucky bluegrass or fine fescues.

Tetraploid - 4turf

Replicator 4N - A tetraploid perennial ryegrass, heat tolerance, disease resistance, and low temperature germination.

Tetradark - Part of the 4turf™ ryegrass grogram for tough turf, excellent establishment, very dark green color, cold, drought, and wear tolerant.