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Agrostis palustris/Bentgrass

Agrostis palustris / Agrostis palustris
A relatively fine textured, creeping, and matting grass
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A relatively fine textured, creeping, and matting grass

Close-up of lawn grass in early spring

As it may appear as a closely mowed lawn grass

Overseed on a southern golf course in winter

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Scientific Name: Agrostis palustris
Common Name: Bentgrass
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories:
Comments: Bentgrass perennial cool season grass that forms a dense mat. It spreads by profuse creeping stolons and has a vigorous, shallow roots. It is used in lawns, atheletic fields and golf courses in areas where the climate is relatively cool in summers. New England, the Upper Midwest and the Pacific Northwest are areas where it is useful as a permanent grass. In the areas that have mild winters, it is used for overseeding lawns and golf greens.