Rugby II Kentucky Bluegrass
Rugby II has a rich, dark green color with above average winter color, an intermediate leaf texture, negligible winter injury, top‐rated frost tolerance, and excellent density throughout all seasons of the year. Rugby II’s dense nature fights encroachment of Poa annua.
Rugby II stands up against sports field wear. At the Univ. of Massachu‐setts, it had one of the highest tolerance ratings to their torturous roller wear machine.
Made for the Shade
In a dense shade trial at the Univ. of Maryland, Rugby II proved its shade adaptation as one of the most shade tolerant of elite Kentucky bluegrasses.
All Mowing Heights
From high maintenance levels to low, Rugby II Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) is a jack of all trades. In university trials, Rugby II was a top performer at the following mowing heights: 8 trial locations using 0.5‐1 in. (12‐25 mm) 10 locations using 1‐1.5 in. (26‐38 mm) 4 locations using 1.5‐2 in. (39‐50 mm) 5 locations using greater than 2 in. (>50mm)
Drought is No Problem
Rugby II stays green longer during a drought than other bluegrasses, according to university tests. Its deep roots and advanced physiology resist drought dormancy. Rugby II ranked among the top varieties under unirrigated conditions.
#1 Disease Fighter
In National tests, Rugby II scored #1 against summer patch, stripe smut, Microdochium pink snow mold, and leaf rust.
Rugby II is one of the few bluegrasses that excels virtually everywhere. In university trials, it performed exceptionally well in Missouri, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Iowa, Illinois, and Alberta.
2‐3 lbs./1000 ft.2 (10‐15 g/m2 ) by itself or blended with other bluegrasses. Mix Rugby II with 20% ryegrass or 80% tall fescue.