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Poa pratensis is often confused with:
Poa annua Poa annua L.
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Cynodon dactylon Tifway Bermuda Lawn
Festuca rubra
Lolium perenne

Kentucky Bluegrass Poa pratensis

Other Common Name(s):

Description

Kentucky Bluegrass is a pernnial cool-season grass that one of the most popular turfgrasses.  It needs full sun in the spring and fall but will require afternoon shade in hot southern summers.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weedy#lawn#Cool season grass#turfgrass
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weedy#lawn#Cool season grass#turfgrass
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Poa
    Species:
    pratensis
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Northern Hemisphere
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 4 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Turfgrass
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Foot Traffic
    Problems:
    Weedy