Poa compressa

Poa compressa

Canada bluegrass

Cool season, long-lived bunchy sod-former able to grow in harsh sites including shallow infertile soils. Good palatability to livestock and wildlife. Useful for land reclamation and improvement of poor sites where more palatable and productive species are unable to establish.

Varieties: 
Reubens

Developed for improved seed production, early maturity and excellent adaptation to low moisture and low fertility growing conditions. Reubens produces denser sod and exhibits better regrowth than common Canada bluegrass. (Released 1974, source of ecotype: Reubens, ID)

Kodiak
Talon

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 24 
in.
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
16 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 2 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
17.80 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
2,500,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes