Lolium perenne

Perennial ryegrass

Dedicated sport type, with salt tolerance

Sport sport sport...
COLUMBINE is tailored to withstand hard wear, recovery with excellent results even after severe damage, and still able to maintain a very high live ground cover.

Salt tolerant repair mix constituent
COLUMBINE is perfect in repair seed mixtures to revive damaged pitches or playgrounds and to upgrade the pitch towards a surface allowing more playing hours. As an extra +, COLUMBINE has high salt tolerance.

Rough, tough but still fine!
In spite of being dedicated to sports, COLUMBINE is nevertheless, much more fine leaved than 10 year old "ornamental" varieties with very good persistency. A good investment!

Easy establishment but not for weed!
COLUMBINE is very easy to establish. The high live ground reduces weed invasion – including Poa annua.


Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Wear tolerance
Rust tolerance
Red thread tolerance
Salt tolerance
Shade tolerance
  • Top ranked 'Sport' in Holland, Germany and STRI-UK!
  • Fast recovery to maintain live ground cover
  • Excellent persistency
  • Superior salt tolerance

COLUMBINE N°1 for wear tolerance

Source: Grasgids 2011 (NL). Table Sport use

Excellent results on STRI

STRI Turf grasses 2011 Table S1