Perennial Ryegrass Seed
Perennial Ryegrass Seed

Perennial Ryegrass Seed

Regular price $229.95 Sale price $199.95

This is a 50-pound bag of grass seed. UPS and FedEx both charge a "surcharge" for any package over 45 pounds. Be aware that almost 1/3rd of the total cost of the seed is the shipping cost we build into the selling price. I apologize for the cost of shipping.

Perennial Ryegrass Seed

Perennial Ryegrass prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade
Perennial Ryegrass grass seed requires watering to germinate
Perennial Ryegrass should be cut between .5" and 4" tall
Perennial Ryegrass does not do well in a hot climate
Perennial Ryegrass does best in cooler northern, mountainous climates, or when used to overseed seed bermudagrass for winter color

What's in the bag?

This is a 2-way mixture of high-quality Perennial Ryegrassgrass.
This Perennial Ryegrassgrass is 0% weed seed and 0% other crop. This Perennial Ryegrass Seed is Blue Tag Certified.

How long does grass seed stay good?

About 2 years if kept in a cool, dry place


New Sealand was developed by Pure-Seed Testing and screened in Oregon for early maturity, dark leaf color, high seed yield potential, transition, traffic tolerance and crown rust resistance. New Sealand was also tested for overseeding in North Carolina and Arizona. New Sealand is a perennial ryegrass that is adapted for permanent turf use as well as overseeding of dormant Bermuda for golf course fairways and tees and sports facilities. New Sealand can be used in blends with other perennial ryegrasses. New Sealand is projected to be a long-term widely available variety. New Sealand is adapted in the northern climates and displays good winter color retention and early spring green-up. New Sealand applied by itself, in the southern overseeding of dormant bermudagrass, is quick to establish and displays good traffic tolerance. With its early maturity, New Sealand will offer an easier transition for bermudagrass coming out of winter dormancy. This trait also makes it an excellent component in overseeding blends.


Citation Fore is the latest addition to 25 years of breeding the Citation varieties. After many years on the market, the demand for Citation Fore in the U.S. and Europe proves its performance. Citation Fore will perform in any application that requires perennial ryegrass. Good overall disease resistance and good performance for many traits like traffic, light shade, and high endophyte make Citation Fore a great choice for home lawns or in mixes and blends for commercial applications. Citation Fore transitions well in over-seeding situations. Citation Fore is well adapted throughout the cool season turfgrass zones and the northern areas of the transition zone. It is well suited for a range of soil types, pH range of 5.5 to 8.0. 

When should you plant PRG?

Fall is a great time to seed Perennial Ryegrass. Plant Perennial Ryegrass seed when soil temperatures are between 50° and 65°F. Your air temperature should be around 60° to 75°at this time. The Perennial Ryegrass seed will germinate anywhere from 4 - 10 days to germinate. Mid August - Mid October is a great time frame depending on where you live in the country and what your soil and air temperatures are. I only recommend springtime seeding when absolutely necessary.

A good starter fertilizer goes a long way when it comes to seeding. Read this STARTER FERTILIZER GUIDE.

How much seed to use?

Overseeding into an existing poor lawn: Six - eight (6-8) pounds per 1000 square feet.

Overseeding into an existing nice lawn: Three - six (3-6) pounds per 1000 square feet.

Seeding bare ground: Eight - ten (8 -10) pounds per 1000 square feet.

When fall over-seeding dormant bermudagrass: residential, commercial, or sports turf, seeding rates of 10 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. are recommended.

For new seeding of residential or commercial turf: 7-10 per 1000 sq. ft. is recommended in the early fall and spring.

Germinates in 7-12 days with optimal soil temperatures and correct watering.


The trick to seed germination is to KEEP THE SEED MOIST! Water multiple times a day, light and frequently every day to ensure the ground and seed stay moist. PRG seed can take anywhere from 4 to 10 days to germinate depending on environmental conditions. Be will come up with time. Once you have germination you can slowly revert back to watering 1” per week...deep and infrequent. During hot, dry weather, established PRG may need as much as 1.5” - 2” of water per week.


**We cannot take returns of seed because we cannot resell seed that has left our possession as we do not know how it was cared for while out of our hands. (moisture, sunlight, humidity).

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