Perennial ryegrass

Perennial ryegrass has very good wearing qualities and germinates quickly. The species is highly suitable for both sports areas and fine turf. Ideal for overseeding becauseof its rapid establishment in a range of soils 

Latin name: lolium perrnne

Seeds/gram: 600

Germination: 1-2 weeks 

Shoot density: 200-350 shoots/cm2

Cutting height: Normal: 28-40mm not less than 4mm

Growth: in tufts 


Distinguishing features 

  • Leaves largely paralled-sided, but narrow to a fine tip
  • Upper leaf surface dull with clear ribs
  • Underside of leaf glossy with prominent keel
  • Leaves and stems reddish at base
  • Leaf blade folded in the shoot
  • Ligule up to 2mm long
  • Clear sheath/auricle 


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