Scientific name: Lolium multiflorum
Common names: Annual ryegrass (turf type), Eenjarige raaigras
Varieties: SOS 400
Seeding rate: 40 g/m²
Growth cycle: Annual
Growth season: Cool season
Annual ryegrass is a cool-season annual or short-lived bunch-type grass. It forms a fine to coarse-textured turf, depending on seeding rate and density. Annual ryegrass is widely used in subtropical and temperate climates for over-seeding dormant or semi-dormant warm-season turfs for winter play and colour. It establishes very fast under frequent irrigation and a high mowing height. It is however susceptible to diseases. Its use in seed mixtures is discouraged because of its aggressive seedling growth, which may prevent the establishment of more desirable cool-season turfgrasses.