Scientific Name: Agrostis capillaris
Common Name: colonial bentgrass
Family Name: Poaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like)
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Arching
Form: Mounded, Vase
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Golf green
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Linear, Ciliate
Flowers: Spikelet, Red, Brown, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Thatchy, dense, somewhat tufted with short stolons; rhizome short, thin; +/- stolons leaf vernation rolled; leaf blades narrow 1-3.5mm wide, soft, flat, tapering leaf blades, pointed, canoe-shaped tips, prominent veins on the upper sides of leaf blades margin finely toothed, auricles absent; ligule 0.3-1.2mm, finely toothed; culms c.s. round with closed sheath, sheath longer than internodes. Field ID terms: pastel-soft, blue-grey-silver, pointy tip, rolled, soft feel, puffy/ elevated crowns.