Champagne Kentucky BluegrassChampagne Kentucky bluegrass is an elite, large seeded Shamrock Type Kentucky bluegrass with excellent establishment characteristics and very good sod strength.

Available in sod quality - item number 5866845.

Characteristics

  • Ranked #1 at WA NTEP site
  • Elite, category 1 Shamrock type
  • Medium dark green color
  • Excellent winter color, early spring green up
  • Medium leaf texture
  • Aggressive growth habit
  • Good wear tolerance and low cut fairway height performance
  • Excellent shear strength – ideal for sod production
  • Excellent seedling vigor - fastest establishing variety in 2001 Michigan State University trial
  • Excellent Stem rust, Crown rust, Leaf rust resistance, and snow mold resistance
  • Good Stripe smut, Leaf spot, and Necrotic ring spot resistance

Mean Turfgrass Quality Ratings of Kentucky Bluegrass Cultivars Grown at Nine Locations in the U.S. Schedule A / 2001-2005 NTEP Data

Bedazzled 6.3
Midnight II 6.2
Nu Destiny 6.1
Serene 5.9
Sonoma 5.6
Bordeaux 5.5
Champagne 5.5
Brooklawn 5.5
Wildwood 5.5
Marquis 5.3
Baron 5.2
Washington 5.2
Blacksburg II 5.1
Kenblue 4.1
LSD Value 0.3

Grown at Six Locations in the U.S. Schedule C / 2001-2005 NTEP Data

NuDestiny 6.3
Award 6.2
Impact 6.2
Bedazzled 6.1
Midnight II 6.1
Bordeaux 6.0
Champagne 5.9
Sonoma 5.9
Monte Carlo 5.8
Lakeshore 5.7
Blacksburg II 5.6
Baron 5.5
Brooklawn 5.5
Washington 5.4
Wellington 4.6
LSD Value 0.4

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