Ryegrass Seed

One of the most popular choices for overseeding, ryegrasses possess a superior ability to withstand stress and wear, making it ideal for golf courses and athletic fields. This cool-season grass is known for quick establishment and a rapid germination rate. These traits allow ryegrasses to serve as perfect seed compliments to use with later germinating species.

Perennial Ryegrass

Perennial ryegrass, Lolium perenne, is one of the most widely used turfgrasses because of its ability to germinate in 7 to 10 days or less. This fine bladed turfgrass is preferred by many homeowners because of its dark color, strong root system, its fast response to fertilization, and its rapid recovery from trampling. A cool-season grass, perennial ryegrass can adapt to many different kinds of soils including poor soils, clay, and badly drained areas and spreads by tillers or shoots from the crown. A high level of endophytes allows this species to perform well under stress. This bunch-type grass prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade and can be mowed as short as 3/16th of an inch. Turf-type perennial ryegrass is a hardy grass that has been used in almost every premier sporting event and on the world's finest golf courses.  

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 225,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 6-8

Xcelerator Perennial Ryegrass

Xcelerator perennial ryegrass, Lolium perenne, is our new elite release with leading turf quality and improved gray leaf spot performance. Xcelerator is ideal for heavy-use sports fields, golf courses, and high demand lawns requiring fast establishment, premium turf quality, disease, and traffic performance. The perennial ryegrass variety is adapted to the cool-season zone and transition zone, as well as arid regions with irrigation. Plus, Xcelerator is excellent in warm-season zones for winter overseeding of bermudagrass turf.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 15+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 5-7 (Overseeding, cool-season), 8-10 (New Seeding, cool-season)

Spark Perennial Ryegrass

Spark perennial ryegrass, Lolium perenne, is our new professional turf quality release, developed for fast establishment combined with seedling gray leaf spot resistance. Spark is the best option for seeding heavy use sports fields, golf courses, and lawns demanding premium turf quality, disease, and traffic performance. Spark's color and texture offer an excellent ability to blend with other cool-season grasses. Its ability to tolerate a low height of cut make it an excellent companion in seed blends and mixtures used for establishing professional turf as well as overseeding both cool and warm-season grasses.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 15+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 5-7 (Overseeding, cool-season), 8-10 (New Seeding, cool-season)

Sox Fan Perennial Ryegrass

Sox Fan, Lolium perenne, is our latest release from Rutgers University combining high turf quality with improved gray leaf spot resistance. With better traffic tolerance, Sox Fan is at home on the heavy use sports field, as well as on the golf course and lawn uses that demand turf quality as well as disease and traffic performance. Its color and texture blend well with other cool-season grasses and Sox Fan’s ability to tolerate a low height of cut make it an excellent companion to low mow elite bluegrasses. Additionally, Sox Fan has performed exceptionally in warm-zone bermudagrass overseeding trials resulting in very high ratings for uniform full-season turf quality from establishment through transition. Sox Fan is adapted to the cool-season zones and transition zones as well as arid regions with irrigation.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 15+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 5-7 (Overseeding, cool-season), 8-10 (New Seeding, cool-season)

Salinas II Perennial Ryegrass

Salinas II, Lolium perenne, has a dark green color, a very fine blade width, and excellent turf performance. As a turf type perennial ryegrass with good salt tolerance, Salinas II is suitable for fall overseeding programs in the desert Southwest and other areas with high levels of salinity. With quick establishment, it provides a beautiful, wear-tolerant playing surface with a smooth spring transition. 

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 4.5-16 

Intense Perennial Ryegrass

Intense is a new and improved turf type perennial ryegrass, Lolium perenne, selected for turf quality and gray leafspot tolerance and is best suited for use on heavy-use sports fields, golf courses, and for lawns that demand turf quality as well as disease and traffic performance. Intense’s color and texture blend well with other cool-season grasses, and its ability to tolerate a low height of cut make it an excellent companion in seed mixtures used for establishing professional turf as well as over-seeding both cool and warm season grasses. Intense is adapted to the cool-season zone and transition zone as well as irrigated arid regions. 

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 15+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 5-7 (Overseeding, cool-season), 8-10 (New Seeding, cool-season)

Gallop Perennial Ryegrass

Gallop is a new and improved turf type perennial ryegrass, Lolium perenne, for use on the heavy use sports fields as well as on the golf course and for lawn uses that demand turf quality, disease, and traffic performance. Gallop’s color and texture blend well with other cool-season grasses, and its ability to tolerate a low height of cut make it an excellent companion in seed mixtures used for establishing professional turf as well as over-seeding both cool and warm season grasses.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 15+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 5-7 (Overseeding, cool-season), 8-10 (New Seeding, cool-season)

Expedite Perennial Ryegrass

Expedite perennial ryegrass, Lolium perenne, is our new high performance GLS release that is topping the charts in turf quality and improved gray leaf spot performance. The improved genetics of Expedite make it perfect for heavy use sports fields, golf courses, and lawn uses that demand premium turf quality combined with disease and traffic performance. 

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 15+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 5-7 (Overseeding, cool-season), 8-10 (New Seeding, cool-season)

Benchmark Perennial Ryegrass

Benchmark perennial ryegrass, Lolium perenne, is topping the charts with high turf quality and improved gray leaf spot performance. With its proven traffic tolerance, Benchmark is perfect for heavy use sports fields, golf course and lawns that demand premium turf quality combined with disease and traffic performance. Benchmark avoids extremes in color and texture enabling excellent blend-ability with other cool-season grasses. This variety is adapted to the cool-season zone and transition zone, as well as arid regions with irrigation and warm-season zones for winter over-seeding bermudagrass turf.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 15+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 5-7 (Overseeding, cool-season), 8-10 (New Seeding, cool-season)

Approach Turf Type Annual Ryegrass

Approach is a new “turf-type” annual ryegrass, Lolium multiflorum, with a much more attractive appearance and improved turf quality compared to Gulf annual ryegrass. Approach is quick to germinate and establish, is durable against wear, and is fast to check out in spring. Approach annual ryegrass is a new option for budget conscious turf managers and is adapted to both cool and warm season regions for temporary turf. 

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 235,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 7-15+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 5-10 (Overseeding, cool-season), 7-10 (New Seeding)

Fade Annual Ryegrass

Fade is a “turf-type” annual ryegrass, Lolium multiflorum, with an attractive appearance and improved turf quality. It is an alternative to more persistent and competitive perennial or intermediate ryegrasses and it is a popular choice as a nurse grass with cool-season species. Fade is quick to germinate and establish, is durable against wear, and is fast to check out in spring. It exhibits consistent color and density quality. Fade annual ryegrass is a great option for budget conscious turf managers and is adapted to both cool and warm season regions for temporary turf.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 235,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 7-15+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 5-10 (Overseeding, cool-season), 7-10 (New Seeding, cool-season)

Red Hawk Perennial Ryegrass

Red Hawk is an improved turf type perennial ryegrass for use on heavy use sports fields as well as on the golf course and for lawn uses that demand turf quality, disease, and traffic performance. Red Hawk is a sister variety to Gallop perennial ryegrass with superior color and texture that blends well with other cool-season grasses. Its ability to tolerate a low height of cut make it an excellent companion in seed mixtures used for establishing professional turf as well as overseeding both cool and warm season grasses.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 15+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 5-7 (Overseeding, cool-season), 8-10 (New Seeding, cool-season)