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Rough-Stalk Bluegrass

by Dawn West, All About Lawns Columnist

Description: Rough-Stalk Bluegrass is similar in appearance to Kentucky Bluegrass but is usually more fine in texture and light-green in color. It is commonly found in mountain regions and northern areas of the U.S. and Canada.

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  • Is well suited for shade and wet areas



  • Has poor durability
  • Can brown in the hot summer
  • Needs ample water
Common Growing Region
Common Growing Region

Watering: Needs frequent watering and/or damp soil. For additional info on watering, see: Watering

Fertilizing: see: Fertilizing Tables

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About the Author
Dawn West B.A. holds a B.A. in English from Harvard University and teaches writing at Oregon State University.

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