Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa pratensis)
Copyright: Fred Miller
This lovely cool season perennial grass provides a dense turf. It is used mostly in low to medium traffic areas and can be mixed with other grasses for more durability in lawns. It is a pretty blue-green to bright green color and grows mostly during the spring and fall months. It can go dormant in the summer and in times of drought. Kentucky Bluegrass is one of the most widely used grasses in the mid to upper states and spreads by rhizomes and tillers. This grass is popular with many skippers as a place for egg laying, so enjoy when you see them skipping through your lawns!
Kentucky Bluegrass is a Host Plant for:Zabulon Skipper, Tawny-edge Skipper, Pecks Skipper, Fiery Skipper, Common Wood-Nymph, and more
Kentucky Bluegrass Specifications:
Sun Exposure: Sun, partial shade
Average Height: 18 in. to 24 in. Mow at 1.5 in.
Average Spread: 4 in.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
Note: Prefers clay-loam or loam soil