|Fine textured, light green to blue green, long-lived perennial, cool season turf grass, often used for putting greens. Growth will slow during mid-summer heat stress. Tolerates partial shade but prefers full sun. Soil should be fine-textured and non-compacted with an optimum pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Though beautiful, this is a high maintenace grass, requiring frequent mowing with a reel mower. 'Emerald', 'Penncross', and 'Seaside' can be grown from seed, estabished during cooler months. 'Congressional' and 'Old Orchard' established by sod or sprigs anytime.