Lolium perenne

Lolium perenne

Perennial ryegrass

Cool season, short-lived perennial bunchgrass adapted to a wide variety of sites where moisture is adequate. Establishes quickly and easily. Excellent palatability and often is used in pasture and range improvement blends. Extensively bred for use as a turfgrass. Tetraploid versus Diploid Tetraploid varieties are more vigorous, less stemmy, have higher digestibility and better regrowth than diploid varieties. Diploid varieties have finer leaf blades and tiller more aggressively. Tetraploid varieties should be used for pasture and range, while diploid types are better suited for turf.

Varieties: 
Linn
Oro Verde

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
30 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 8 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
26.60 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
227,000
Planting Season: 
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes