Perennial Ryegrass Seed

Perennial Ryegrass, Lolium perenne, is one of the most widely used turfgrasses because of its ability to germinate in 7 to 10 days or less. This fine bladed turfgrass is preferred by many homeowners because of its dark color, strong root system, fast response to fertilization, and its rapid recovery from trampling. A cool-season grass, Perennial Ryegrass can adapt to many different kinds of soils including poor soils, clay, and badly drained areas and spreads by tillers or shoots from the crown. A high level of endophytes allows this species to perform well under stress. This bunch-type grass prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade and can be mowed as short as 3/16th of an inch. Turf-type Perennial Ryegrass is a hardy, cool-season grass that has been used in almost every premier sporting event and on the world's finest golf courses. 


Seeds/Pound (approximate): 225,000

Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 6-8

Benchmark Perennial Ryegrass

Benchmark Perennial Ryegrass, Lolium perenne, is topping the charts with high turf quality and improved gray leaf spot performance. With its proven traffic tolerance, Benchmark is perfect for heavy-use sports fields, golf courses, and lawn applications that demand premium turf quality combined with disease and traffic performance. Benchmark avoids extremes in color and texture enabling excellent blend-ability with other cool-season grasses. This variety is adapted to the cool-season zone and transition zone, as well as arid regions with irrigation and warm-season zones for winter over-seeding of Bermudagrass turf.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000

Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 15+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 5-7 (Overseeding, cool-season), 8-10 (New Seeding, cool-season)

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Expedite Perennial Ryegrass

Expedite Perennial Ryegrass, Lolium perenne, is our new high performance GLS release that is topping the charts in turf quality and improved gray leaf spot performance. The improved genetics of Expedite make it perfect for heavy-use sports fields, golf courses, and lawn applications that demand premium turf quality combined with disease and traffic performance. 

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000

Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 15+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 5-7 (Overseeding, cool-season), 8-10 (New Seeding, cool-season)

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Gallop Perennial Ryegrass

Gallop is a new and improved Turf-Type Perennial Ryegrass, Lolium perenne, intended for heavy-use sports fields and on the golf course, as well as for lawn applications that demand turf quality, disease, and traffic performance. The color and texture of Gallop blend well with other cool-season grasses. Its ability to tolerate a low height of cut makes it an excellent companion in seed mixtures used for establishing professional turf as well as over-seeding both cool and warm season grasses.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000

Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 15+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 5-7 (Overseeding, cool-season), 8-10 (New Seeding, cool-season)

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Intense Perennial Ryegrass

Intense is a new and improved Turf-Type Perennial Ryegrass, Lolium perenne, selected for turf quality and gray leafspot tolerance and is best suited for use on heavy-use sports fields, golf courses, and for lawns that demand turf quality as well as disease and traffic performance. The color and texture of Intense blend well with other cool-season grasses. Its ability to tolerate a low height of cut makes Intense an excellent companion in seed mixtures used for establishing professional turf as well as over-seeding both cool and warm season grasses. Intense is adapted to the cool-season zone and transition zone as well as irrigated arid regions. 

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000

Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 15+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 5-7 (Overseeding, cool-season), 8-10 (New Seeding, cool-season)

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Red Hawk Perennial Ryegrass

Red Hawk is an improved Turf-Type Perennial Ryegrass, Lolium perenne, intended for heavy-use sports fields and on the golf course, as well as for lawn applications that demand turf quality, disease, and traffic performance. Red Hawk is a sister variety to Gallop Perennial Ryegrass with superior color and texture that blends well with other cool-season grasses. Its ability to tolerate a low height of cut makes it an excellent companion in seed mixtures used for establishing professional turf as well as overseeding both cool and warm season grasses.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000

Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 15+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 5-7 (Overseeding, cool-season), 8-10 (New Seeding, cool-season)

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Salinas II Perennial Ryegrass

Salinas II Perennial Ryegrass, Lolium perenne, has a dark green color, a very fine blade width, and excellent turf performance. As a Turf-Type Perennial Ryegrass with good salt tolerance, Salinas II is suitable for fall overseeding programs in the desert Southwest and other areas with high levels of salinity. With quick establishment, it provides a beautiful, wear-tolerant playing surface with a smooth spring transition. 

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000

Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 4.5-16 

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Sox Fan Perennial Ryegrass

Sox Fan Perennial Ryegrass, Lolium perenne, is our latest release from Rutgers University that combines high turf quality with improved gray leaf spot resistance. With better traffic tolerance, Sox Fan is at home on heavy-use sports fields, as well as on the golf course and lawn applications that demand turf quality as well as disease and traffic performance. Its color and texture blend well with other cool-season grasses and Sox Fan’s ability to tolerate a low height of cut makes it an excellent companion to low-mow elite Bluegrasses. Additionally, Sox Fan has performed exceptionally in warm-zone Bermudagrass overseeding trials resulting in very high ratings for uniform full-season turf quality from establishment through transition. Sox Fan is adapted to the cool-season zones and transition zones as well as arid regions with irrigation.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000

Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 15+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 5-7 (Overseeding, cool-season), 8-10 (New Seeding, cool-season)

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Spark Perennial Ryegrass

Spark Perennial Ryegrass, Lolium perenne, is our new professional turf quality release, developed for fast establishment combined with seedling gray leaf spot resistance. Spark is the best option for seeding heavy-use sports fields, golf courses, and lawns demanding premium turf quality, disease, and traffic performance. Spark's color and texture offer an excellent blend-ability with other cool-season grasses. Its ability to tolerate a low height of cut makes it an excellent companion in seed blends and mixtures used for establishing professional turf as well as overseeding both cool and warm-season grasses.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000

Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 15+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 5-7 (Overseeding, cool-season), 8-10 (New Seeding, cool-season)

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Vitality Ryegrass 100 Blend

Vitality Ryegrass 100 Blend is formulated with premium Perennial Ryegrass varieties for excellent wear tolerance, perfect for heavy-use sports fields, golf courses, and lawn applications that demand superior turf quality combined with disease and traffic performance. Vitality Ryegrass 100 Blend is also a great option for interseeding into existing golf course roughs, tees, fairways, sports turf, lawns, and parks. 

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 235,000

Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 8-20 (Overseeding), 6-8 (New Seeding)

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Xcelerator Perennial Ryegrass

Xcelerator Perennial Ryegrass, Lolium perenne, is our new elite release with leading turf quality and improved gray leaf spot performance. Xcelerator is ideal for heavy-use sports fields, golf courses, and high-demand lawns requiring fast establishment, premium turf quality, disease tolerance, and traffic performance. This Perennial Ryegrass variety is adapted to the cool-season zone and transition zone, as well as arid regions with irrigation. Plus, Xcelerator is excellent in warm-season zones for winter overseeding of Bermudagrass turf.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000

Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 15+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 5-7 (Overseeding, cool-season), 8-10 (New Seeding, cool-season)

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