Lawn Academy

Perennial Ryegrass

Lolium Perenne

A cool-seasoned turf grass known for having the highest wear tolerance of all cool-season grasses.


Requires about 1 inch of water per week and should be kept at a mowing height of 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 inches.


Suitable for northern transition regions with a poor heat tolerance and good cold tolerance.


  • Dark-green
  • Bunching growth habit
  • Keeled leaf tip
  • Fine leaf texture
  • Narrow, finely-bladed


  • Used in high traffic areas
  • 6.0-7.5 soil pH tolerance
  • Good wear tolerance
  • Fair shade tolerance
  • Poor drought tolerance