Agrostis capillaris (Agrostis tenuis),
Colonial Bentgrass (Introduced)
1 – 3 ft. tall, perennial, stoloniferous, sod-forming, cool-season grass. Does best on moderately well-drained, moist, medium to coarse texture soils. Moderately salt, acid and flood tolerant. Mostly used as lawn turfs and on golf courses. Does best in cool, humid climates. Good palatability for livestock and wildlife. Important forage for livestock. Minimum precip. is 18 inches. Plant fall or spring ¼ inch deep. 7,000,000 seeds/lb.
Named Release: ‘Highland’ (Cultivar) A very fine textured upright vertical pattern bentgrass with medium dark green color retained into the fall. Great for both home lawns and on golf courses in adapted areas. Recognized as a distinct type of Colonial Bentgrass in 1926 and released as a variety in 1934. Highland has slightly higher tolerance for heat and drought than others.
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