Agrostis stolonifera A1
Ideal for its use in greens and tees on golf courses, being one of the most recommended varieties by golf course designers.
It has an excellent ability of damage recovery due to its aggressive growth rate and is a great competitor to Poa annua.
It is a high maintenance species.
Use Golf course greens and tees, gardens and high maintenance landscapes.
Colour Dark, bluish green.
Blade width Very fine.
Yellowing/winter discolouring Very slight, only occurs in very extreme temperatures.
Soils Sandy soils, and soils with good drainage. pH between 5.5 and 8.0.
Growth/reproduction Erect growth and stoloniferous, very agressive and vigorous.
Erosion High resistance.
Damage recovery High resistance to treading and tufts.
Plagues High resistance.
Diseases High resistance.
Heat High resistance providing the watering needs are met.
Cold High resistance, does not suffer in winter.
Shade Medium to high resistance.
Drought Medium resistance.
Salinity Medium resistance.
Watering needs Medium-high.
Mowing Very high frequency with helicodials. Height between 3 and 10 mm.
Weed control High resistance if mowing height is low. Principally affected by Poa annua.