Poa trivialis

Poa trivialis

Rough bluegrass

Previous scientific name(s): Poa attica

Short, cool season perennial sod-former, spreading by stolons. Primarily used as a turfgrass for winter overseeding on putting greens and Bermudagrass lawns in the South. Tolerates wet, cool soils and grows well in shady areas. Can be cut closely soon after germination so golf course play is minimally interrupted.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 12 
in.
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
20 
in. - Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 3 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
23.80 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
2,100,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes