>A-ListShiraz Kentucky BluegrassShiraz Kentucky Bluegrass is top ranked for turf quality under low maintenance. It exhibits dark green genetic color and is highly ranked for shade tolerance, seedling vigor, spring green-up, and drought tolerance.

Available in sod quality - item number 5866896.

Characteristics

  • Top ranked when maintained using “Schedule C”
  • Highly rated at Northeast & North Central NTEP sites
  • Medium fine leaf texture
  • Highly rated for shade tolerance
  • Aggressive establishment
  • Very good seedling vigor
  • Dark Green genetic color
  • Ranked #1 for drought tolerance
  • Highly ranked for winter color and spring green-up
  • Performs well with close mowing
  • Top ranked for dollar spot and rust resistance
  • Ranked #1 for overall turf quality at Adelphia, NJ for three years

Winter Color of Kentucky Bluegrass Cultivars
2006 NTEP data

Zinfandel 7.1
Pinot 7.1
Yankee 6.7
Shiraz 6.1
Bluestone 6.0
Shamrock 6.0
Midnight 5.9
Wildhorse 5.8
America 5.2
Dynamo 5.2
Baron 4.9
Kenblue 4.1
LSD Value 0.9

Summary of Turfgrass Quality Ratings of Kentucky Bluegrass Cultivars
2006 NTEP data

Midnight 6.4
Zinfandel 6.2
Shiraz 6.0
Yankee 6.0
Washington 5.9
Touche 5.8
Belissimo 5.7
Shamrock 5.7
America 5.6
Baron 5.5
Dynamo 5.5
Wildhorse 5.5
Julia 5.4
Kenblue 4.8
LSD Value 0.2

Summary of Turfgrass Quality Ratings of Kentucky Bluegrass Cultivars
Grown Under Traffic Stress at Madison, WI
2006 NTEP data

Zinfandel 7.2
Midnight 6.9
Washington 6.8
Everglade 6.6
Shamrock 6.4
Belissimo 6.3
America 6.2
Shiraz 6.1
Yankee 5.8
Dynamo 5.6
Julia 5.5
Wildhorse 5.4
Baron 5.3
Kenblue 4.1
LSD Value 0.8

Turfgrass Quality Ratings 1-9; 9 = Ideal Turf
Selected varieties including highest and lowest