Rugby II Kentucky Bluegrass Seed - Rugby II is an excellent variety to blend with other bluegrasses, perennial ryegrass, fine fescues and tall fescue. The latest NTEP announced a real winner in Rugby II Kentucky bluegrass. Rugby II can perform under a wide range of maintenance and situations, even in the transition zone areas, Rugby II out-performs many other varieties.
Rugby II Kentucky Bluegrass originated from a plant selection from a 1930’s cemetery in Washington State. The original plant had spread to a diameter of 20-30 feet across, growing in a low maintenance cemetery in an arid environment. When found, the spot was dark green, shiny and dense, in spite of growing between a huge shade tree and a well traveled driveway. Rugby II scored among the top 14 entries in a recent NTEP Kentucky bluegrass trial under medium-high maintenance. It ranked in the top 10 in Indiana, Illinois, Washington state, Missouri, Rhode Island and Alberta, Canada.
Rugby II Kentucky Bluegrass showed strong quality performance at a cutting height of ½ inch. It was the #1 entry out of 3000 experimental varieties in a recent close cutting trial in Post Falls, ID. It was immune to several Poa Annua control chemicals commonly used for fairway maintenance.
- Thatch resistant
- Moderately aggressive
- Good shade/sun tolerance
- Shiny dark green color
- Low maintenance
- High quality turf under tough conditions
- Excellent for sports, golf, sod, high traffic applications.
- Able to tolerate moderately shady areas.
- Ability to withstand low mowing
- Aggressive, vigorous, good spreading
New Lawn: 2-4 lbs. per 1,000 sq. feet
Established Lawn: 1-3 lbs. per 1,000 sq. feet