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Poa pratensis/Kentucky Bluegrass

Poa pratensis / Poa pratensis
The most widely planted turfgrass in North America
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The most widely planted turfgrass in North America

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Scientific Name: Poa pratensis
Common Name: Kentucky Bluegrass
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green
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
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Comments: May be established by seeding or sodding. It is a short to medium height, cool-season, long-lived, highly palatable, perennial grass that has soft, green to dark green leaves. It spreads by rhizomes and forms a dense sod. Performs best during cool, moist weather on well-drained, fertile soils. Does not grow well where the summers are hot and is best adapted to areas where the average daily temperature during July does not exceed 75 degrees F. Bluegrasses are used to overseed some turf areas, such as golf course greens, during fall and winter in the south. Where not grazed or mowed, it can grow to a height of about 3 feet and spread even further.