Refer to the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) website (www.ntep.org) for additional varieties and performance data atvarious locations. Look for trial sites and maintenance levels most similar to your own.
Old non-turf types: Pelo, Norlea, Linn
Improved types: Gator, Tara, Palmer, Prelude, Yorktown, Elka, Barry, Pennfine, Manhattan, Manhattan II, Derby, Regal, Fiesta, Blazer.
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Subject to invasion by all weeds found in turfgrass.
Can be difficult to mow; less heat, cold and drought tolerance than Kentucky bluegrass. Rarely used alone; usually combined with Kentucky bluegrass in full sun or with Kentucky bluegrass and fine fescue in shady areas; good tolerance to soil compaction; very good for overseeding and renovation; germinates rapidly and strongly; aggressive germination and establishment may out compete other species when planted in a mix; endophytic types available that possess enhanced resistance to some insect pests and improved tolerance to environmental stresses.