Agrostis capillaris

Agrostis capillaris

Colonial bentgrass

Previous scientific name(s): Agrostis sylvatica, Agrostis tenuis, Agrostis tenuis var. aristata, Agrostis tenuis var. hispida, Agrostis tenuis va

Formerly known as Agrostis tenuis. Cool season, tufted perennial bunchgrass, with vigorous root system, sometimes with stolons or short rhizomes. Adapted to moist or moderately wet sites. Tolerates acidic and nutritionally poor soils. Nutritious and highly palatable. Commonly used as a turfgrass.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 24 
in.
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
32 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 2 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
37.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
5,742,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes