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Agrostis stolonifera

Creeping Bentgrass

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Agrostis stolonifera (Creeping Bentgrass)

Creeping Bentgrass spreads by vigorous above-ground stems and forms puffy, dense patches of fine-textured grass capable of forcing out other turfgrasses. The blue-green leaves are flat and narrow, approximately 1/8 inch wide, and usually rough on upper and lower sides and on the margins. Small purplish flowers of Creeping Bentgrass are actually compressed panicles usually occurring in late spring or early summer. Creeping Bentgrass can occur in most lawns throughout growing season, especially in moist, fertile areas where the turf is closely mowed.

Additional Information:

10-12 Inches


10-12 Inches


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
To control Creeping Bentgrass without chemicals, maintain turf density and health through proper culture; avoid overwatering, over fertilization, and close mowing.

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation




Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture


Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map