Characteristics: Cool season grass–medium to dark green color, moderate density–more extensive root system than any other cool-season turfgrass. Texture ranges from coarse to medium. A bunch-type grass.
Recommended Usage: Very good transitional zone grass–adapted to moderately cold winters and warm summers. Good tough play lawn–recommended for a wide variety of uses, including residential and commercial landscapes, roadside, parks, recreation areas, and sports fields.
Temperature Tolerance: Good heat tolerance for a cool season grass–grows in a wide range of temperatures in the transitional climatic zone between cool and warm climates.
Drought Tolerance: Good–one of the better cool-season turfgrasses, fairly deep root system helps avoid drought. Can go into summer dormancy, with brown leaves, when irrigation is withheld; upon return of moisture supply, will green up again. Some varieties have better tolerance to heat and drought.
Shade Adaptation: Good in transitional zone–does well in sun or shade.
Wear Resistance: Good–suitable for moderate recreation and foot traffic, areas exhibiting good initial wear recovery, especially in spring and fall when growth is rapid.