Latin Name: Agrostis stolonifera L.
Growth Habit: Stoloniferous
Leaf: Ridges on upper surface; smooth on lower surface
Ligule: Membranous, finely toothed or entire, rounded
Description: Creeping bentgrass is a cool-season turfgrass with extremely fine-texture that spreads laterally by stolons and is capable of tolerating very low mowing heights (≤ 0.125 inches). However, it requires intensive management to be successful and as a result, it is used in Texas almost exclusively on golf course putting greens.
Strengths: Shade tolerance, cold tolerance, traffic tolerance, and good recuperative potential due to its stoloniferous growth habit. It can also tolerate extremely low mowing heights.
Weaknesses: Disease incidence, poor heat and drought tolerance, and requires intensive management.
Recommended Mowing Height: Golf course fairways and tee boxes: ≤ 0.5 inches (Reel mower); golf course putting greens: ≤ 0.125 inches (Reel mower).
Recommended Mowing Frequency: Daily using a reel mower
Fertilization Requirements: 3 to 5 lbs N per 1,000 ft2 per year. Single application rates should range from 0.1 to 0.5 lb of N per 1,000 ft2 applied during the spring and fall growing season.
|Creeping bentgrass Varieties Available in Texas|
|007||Agrostis stolonifera L.||Seed|
|Alpha||Agrostis stolonifera L.||Seed|
|Crenshaw||Agrostis stolonifera L.||Seed|
|Declaration||Agrostis stolonifera L.||Seed|
|L-93||Agrostis stolonifera L.||Seed|
|Penn A-1||Agrostis stolonifera L.||Seed|
|Penn A-2||Agrostis stolonifera L.||Seed|
|Penn A-4||Agrostis stolonifera L.||Seed|
|Penncross||Agrostis stolonifera L.||Seed|
|T-1||Agrostis stolonifera L.||Seed|
|Others available||Agrostis stolonifera L.||Seed|