Oro Verde Perennial Ryegrass
Perennial ryegrass is one of the most rapid establishing cool-season grasses available. It gives a quick green color to any turf situation. Oro Verde Perennial Ryegrass will grow in a variety of soil types and conditions, making it widely adaptable. From combating erosion on hillsides to home lawns, perennial ryegrass’ ability to establish quickly and form a dense turf will reduce weed competition. Additionally, this perennial ryegrass is traffic tolerant, making it the right choice for sports fields, school grounds, parks and golf courses.
Perennial ryegrass grows from 1 to 2 feet tall in a bunch formation. It has medium longevity in mild climates. In the northern Intermountain and Rocky Mountain states it tends to be short-lived, often no more than one growing season. Some turfgrass varieties are longer lived. There are numerous long, narrow, stiff leaves near the base of the plant where most of the forage is concentrated.
Perennial ryegrass has a wide range of adaptability to soils, but thrives best on dark rich soils. It willwithstand fairly wet soils with reasonably good surface drainage. It will not tolerate standing water for extended periods of time. It grows on soils that have a pH between 5 and 8 with best yields on soils with pH between 6 (slightly acidic) to 7 (neutral).
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Plant Type: Perennial Grass
Planting Times: Feb – May; Aug – Oct
Soil Types: Wide range
Seeding Rates: 20 to 25 lb. per acre
Planting Depth: 1/8″ to 1/4″
Height: 24″ to 36″
Length of Stand: 8 to 10 years
Main Uses: Pasture, hay
Soil pH: 5.6 to 6.2