Creeping bent grass

high tolerance to close cutting. Relative to browntop bent grass, requires intensive management, fertilising and watering. Tends to become dormant in winter.


Latin name:        Agrostis stolonifera

Seeds/gram:     12,000

Germination:      About 2 weeks

Shoot density:    400-600
                          shoots/100cm2

Cutting height:   Normal: 3-12mm
                          Not over 15mm

Growth:              Creeping stolons

 

Distinguishing features:

Leaves matt grey-green and broadest at base, gradually narrowing to fine tip

Leaf with ribs above

Leaf rolled in shoot

Ligule rounded, lightly toothed, up to 5 mm long
Can root at nodes

Numerous stolons.

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