Agrostis stolonifera

Agrostis stolonifera

Creeping bentgrass

Previous scientific name(s): Agrostis alba var. palustris, Agrostis alba var. stolonifera, Agrostis maritima : Agrostis palustris, Agrostis stolon

Formerly known as Agrostis palustris. Cool season, stoloniferous perennial, sometimes with short rhizomes. Grows well in moist sites and can tolerate acidic conditions well. Widely adapted throughout the U.S. Used for pastures, meadows and irrigated areas. Most often used for lawns and especially golf course putting greens.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
32 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
- 2 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
36.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
6,400,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes