Spike Bentgrass

Spike Bentgrass is a perennial bunchgrass that is found in areas that have high moister levels and receive full sun. It naturally grows along the edges of streams and throughout wetlands, at elevations ranging anywhere from sea level to 10,000 feet. Between one and four feet tall, Spiked Bentgrass is easy to establish and grow in moist, moderately acidic mineral soils. It is rated as a good forage grass and will typically reseed itself. Occasionally it will develop and utilize rhizomes to distribute itself throughout an ecosystem.

  • Common Name: Spike Bentgrass
  • Latin Name: Agrostis exarata
  • Type: Native Grass
  • Color: green
  • Cycle: Perennial
  • Origin: Native
  • Height: 12-48"
  • Seeds Per Pound: 5,600,000
  • Seeding Rate: 1

*Planting and Bloom Season. Please remember that Planting and Bloom seasons will differ for each variety depending on the location and climate conditions where they are being planted. Please refer to the USDA Plant Hardiness Map provided in our FAQ section for specifics on how to determine the best time of year to plant for your specific situation. The information provided below is based on experienced agricultural practices throughout the Willamette Valley of Oregon and is applicable to Zones 7-10 only.