Creeping bent

high tolerance to close cutting. Relative to browntop bent grass, requires intensive management, fertilising and watering. Tends to become dormant in winter.

Latin name:        Agrostis stolonifera

Seeds/gram:     12,000

Germination:      About 2 weeks

Shoot density:    400-600

Cutting height:   Normal: 3-12mm
                          Not over 15mm

Growth:              Creeping stolons


Distinguishing features:

 Leaves matt grey-green and broadest at base, gradually narrowing to fine tip

 Leaf with ribs above

 Leaf rolled in shoot

 Ligule rounded, lightly toothed, up to 5 mm long 
 Can root at nodes

 Numerous stolons

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