Lolium perenne

Perennial ryegrass

Very fine leaved with high shoot density

Top variety of the DLF portfolio
Due to the use and mixture partners the demand to the leaf size may be different.

DICKENS 1 has a very fine needle type leaf texture and in combination with the high shoot density it’s the major reason to the harmonic and dense appearance of DICKENS 1.

The very good rating for amenity turf and wear tolerance of the RSM rating speak for themselves and show the superb quality of this variety. If you talk quality turf you can not avoid using DICKENS 1!


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

Wear tolerance
Rust tolerance
Red thread tolerance
Salt tolerance
Shade tolerance
  • Very high shoot density
  • Very fine leave texture
  • Very high density
  • Top quality

RSM rating Dickens 1

Source: FLL (Scores 1-9, 9= best)

  Front lawn Back lawn Sports field Land-scape
Dickens 1 7 9 9 6
Jessica 6 7 8 6

Rating STRI Sport

source: STRI (Scores 1-9, 9= best)

Performance for Sport and Lawn
Sport Visuel merit Fineness of leaf Mean
Dickens 1 7,1 8 7,1
Lawn Visuel merit Shoot density Mean
Dickens 1 8,9 9 7,2
Jessica 7,3 7,7 7