- Very tolerant of wear
- Quick germination
- Germinates at low temperatures
- Slow growing
What is crested dogstail used for?
Today crested dogstail is generally not used in any lawn seed mixtures or mixtures for sports. It is, however, widely used as a companion grass when sowing perennial wildflowers. Wildflowers are very slow to establish and can easily be outcompeted if blended with the wrong grasses, especially perennial ryegrass. Crested dogstail is ideal as a companion because it is fast to establish, acting like a nurse crop, but it is also slow growing and will not outcompete the wildflowers. Crested dogstail also looks visually attractive when it is allowed to grow long and produce a flowering seed head, making it a suitable component for use in mixtures for golf course roughs.
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