Alkali grass is a cool season, perennial, sod-forming grass found in all but the warmest states (the deep south and southwestern states). It was introduced from Europe. It is generally a low growing grass that can tolerate alkaline soils well and is used frequently on roadsides, especially in colder climates where salt is used on the roads for winter maintenance. Alkali grass is often used as a sod-building turf grass when soils have a high salt content. It has a dense shallow root structure and once established is very hearty. Alkali grass typically takes 10 – 14 days to germinate when conditions are right.
- Type: Cool Grass
- Purpose: Aesthetics
- Latin Name: Puccinella distans
- Height: 8" - 18"
- Cool/Warm: Cool
- Sun/Shade Tolerance: 2 - Both
- Min. Precipitation: 16"
- Seeds Per Pound: 1,500,000
- Native/Introduced: Introduced
- Annual/Perrenial: Perennial
- Planting Rate: 3 - 4# pls lbs/acre reclamation planting .5 lbs/1000 sq. ft.
- Growth Pattern: Bunch
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