Criteria for the selection of Species and Varieties

Stress Resistance Indicator

TRAFFIC DROUGHT HEAT DISEASES SALINITY SHADE EXCESS OF
HUMIDITY
MOWING SOIL
ACIDITY
NEED FOR
FERTILIZER (1)
ROOTING
SPEED (2)
LEAVE
THICKNESS (3)
PLANTING
RATE (4)
Colonial bentgrass 8 9 7 8 9 4 3 2 3 2 4 3 15 gr.
Acreeping bentgrass 7 6 5 9 3 5 1 3 4 1 5 1 10 gr.
Bermudagrass 1 2 2 2 2 9 9 7 4 8 8 6 15 gr.
Dichondra repens 9 5 4 4 6 1 7 5 4 6 6 20 gr.
Red fescue 6 4 6 7 5 3 5 4 5 5 3 4 30 gr.
Tall fescue 3 3 3 3 4 2 2 9 3 7 2 8 40 gr.
Perennial ryegrass 2 1 1 1 1 6 4 8 7 9 7 9 5 gr.
Kikuyu 5 6 8 6 8 7 8 1 9 3 9 4 25 gr.
Kentucky bluegrass 4 7 8 5 7 8 6 6 6 4 1 5 45 gr.
Scale from 1 to 9; 1 being the most resistant.
There may be important differences between varieties of a same species.
(1) Need for fertilizer: 1 being the one that needs it the most.
(2) The sowing date is essential for some species.
(3) 1 being the thinnest leaf.
(4) Planting rate: grams per m2.
HEAT TOLERANCE
Zoysia
Bermudagrass
Kikuyu
Buffalograss
Centipedegrass
St. Augustine grass
EXCELLENT
Red fescue trichophylla GOOD
Creeping bentgrass
Colonial bentgrass
Kentucky bluegrass
MEDIUM
Red fescue
Annual bluegrass
FAIR
Annual ryegrass
Rough bluegrass
POOR
DROUGHT TOLERANT
Zoysia
Bermudagrass
Kikuyu
EXCELENT
Sheep fescue
Tall fescue
Red fescue
GOOD
Kentucky bluegrass
Canada bluegrass
MEDIUM
Perennial ryegrass FAIR
Annual ryegrass
Creeping bentgrass
Rough bluegrass
POOR
TOLERANCE TO SALINITY
Kikuyu
Paspalum vaginatum
EXCELLENT
Bermudagrass
Zoysia
St. Augustine grass
VERY GOOD
Creeping bentgrass GOOD
Red fescue
Perennial ryegrass
FAIR
Kentucky bluegrass
Annual bluegrass
Colonial bentgrass
Red fescue
POOR
RECOVERY POTENTIAL
Kikuyu EXCELLENT
Bermudagrass
Kentucky bluegrass
Creeping bentgrass
Zoysia
GOOD
Red fescue
Colonial bentgrass
INTERMEDIATE
Tall fescue POOR
Perennial ryegrass VERY POOR