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Kentucky Bluegrass

  • Long-lived, sod forming perennial grass
  • Spreads with rhizomes and is very persistent under heavy grazing
  • High quality pasture that is highly palatable, except when headed out


VarietyTirem Kentucky Bluegrass
Root HabitSod Forming
Plant TypeBasal
Preferred Growing ConditionsDoes best on well drained highly productive soils
Production PeriodSpring – Fall
Key Features
  • Long-lived
  • Highly palatable
  • Tolerance to flooding and close grazing
  • Qualified as a low water use variety
  • Does not tolerate drought
  • Production declines with excessive heat
Approx. Seeds/lb1,400,000
Seeding Rate lb/acre4-6


Environmental Tolerances
Drought ToleranceLow to Moderate
Flooding ToleranceModerate
Optimum PH5.5 – 7.5
Acidity ToleranceLow to Moderate
Alkalinity ToleranceLow to Moderate
Salinity ToleranceLow
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