We identified another great drought tolerant lawn, Seashore Bent Grass.   This hardy grass stays green year round.  The scientific name is Agrostis Pallens.

AGROSTIS PALLENS – SEASHORE (SAN DIEGO) BENT GRASS

Agrostis pallens, San Diego Bentgrass

  • Height:   1 ft – 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   grass
  • Flower Size:   minute
  • Inflorescence Size:   1 – 5 in
  • Flower Type:   grass spikelet
  • Bloom Type:   cool (grasses)
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast – inland – mountain
  • Water Requirements:   low – medium – high
  • Characteristics / Comments:   low water use turf, perm. cover crop in CA and Pacific NW, low mow & some shade, little summer water
  • Fire Resistant / Low Fuel:   TRUE