Scientific Name: Agrostis stolonifera
Common Name: creeping bentgrass
Family Name: Poaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like)
Mature Size: 0.1 - 0.2m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Arching
Form: Vase
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Golf green, Green roof technology
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Soft flexible, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Linear, Serrulate
Flowers: Spikelet, Red, Brown, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Thatchy, dense, non-tuft habit in lawns; rhizomes present; stolons thin, long, near ground surface; leaf vernation rolled, blades 1.5-2.5mm, soft, flat, tapering, stiff, appressed, pointed, canoe-shaped tips, prominent veins on the upper sides of leaf blades finely toothed margins, auricles absent, ligule white, 1-3mm long; culms round in section with closed sheath.