Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass Seed.
Plant Rate of 2 - 3 lbs per 1,000 Sq. ft.
Kentucky Bluegrass is very dark green and, although they don’t usually
resume growth until late spring, tolerate high temperatures.
bluegrass, a widely used perennial turfgrass in temperate and
sub-arctic climates, is probably the most recognizable species in the
U.S. Kentucky bluegrass is native to northern Asia; the mountains of
Algeria and Morocco; and cool, open sites in Europe. The species gets
its name from the origin of the early, commercially produced seed and
its blue-green color. Leaf blades are V-shaped or flat and have a keel-
or boat-shaped tip.
A light line can often be seen
on each side of the central vein of the leaf blade. Plants grow best in
fertile, well-drained soils in full sun or light, open shade.
bluegrass establishes slowly from seed compared to perennial ryegrass
and tall fescue. A relatively high water requirement; lack of
establishment vigor; shallow root system; and limited shade, wear and
soil acidity tolerance restrict the use of Kentucky bluegrass in
Tennessee. Many sod producers plant a 90:10 (by weight) tall fescue:
Kentucky bluegrass seed mixture.
is darker green than many varieties of improved, turf-type tall fescues.
The strong rhizomes of Kentucky bluegrass can improve the tensile
strength of sod. When weather is favorable, one Kentucky bluegrass plant
can produce from 20 to 50 or more feet of rhizomes in five months.