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.
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 and seedling vigor combine to make a perennial ryegrass that is unmatched.
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Wicked - Developed in cooperation with Rutgers, Wicked takes drought conditions and summer stress in stride. It tested excellently in the NTEP across all locations, finishing in the top 25% in 75% of all locations tested.
Fiesta 4 - Fiesta 4 Perennial Ryegrass is highly resistant to Gray Leaf Spot, has a very fine leaf texture, and high summer density ratings. In the 2011 NTEP trial it continues to perform, scoring highly in categories across the board.
Mighty - Mighty Perennial Ryegrass (lolium perenne, tested as 06-B Lp) derived from improved perennial ryegrasses subjected to multiple cycles of selection for both adult and seedling salt tolerance. Mighty leaps out of the ground due to this selection for germination vigor and superior stress tolerance.
All Star 3 - High turf quality, improved color, tiller density, leaf texture, Rust resistance, and salt tolerance.
Banfield - Gray Leaf Spot and Brown Patch tolerance, improved turf quality, and color.
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.
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.