Alpine Bluegrass is a cool season, high altitude, native, bunchgrass. Alpine Bluegrass is native to alpine and sub-alpine zones that are cooler and higher in elevation. It can be found in open and disturbed areas including meadows and grassy slopes and can tolerate shade. It can tolerate slightly acidic soils. It is a relatively short, dense, bunch grass growing from 8 – 20″ tall. Alpine Bluegrass is very cold tolerant. Alpine bluegrass is typically used for reclamation and restoration projects and on road construction, ski slopes, and where “all native” plants are desired. Wildlife find the grass very palatable, however; it does not produce much tonnage. It is a low growing, dense grass that can form a vegetative mat on the surface of the ground. Typically takes 1 – 3 weeks to germinate when conditions are right.
Varieties: AEC Glacier, VNS
- Type: Cool Grass
- Purpose: Reclamation, Erosion, and High Elevation
- Latin Name: Poa alpina
- Height: 1-3 pls lbs/acre
- Cool/Warm: Cool
- Sun/Shade Tolerance: 2 - Both
- Min. Precipitation: 20"
- Seeds Per Pound: 1,000,000
- Native/Introduced: Native
- Annual/Perrenial: Perennial
- Planting Rate: 1-3 pls lbs/acre
- Growth Pattern: Bunch
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