Blue Dawn

Brunswickgrass

Scientific name
Paspalum nicorae

Common name
Brunswickgrass

Other names (PBR name, trademark, breeder code)

Blue Dawn (formerly protected by Australian Plant Breeder's Rights).



Description

Blue Dawn is a promising landscape or recreational grass because of its bluish colour and root structure. Blue Dawn is established by seed, but spreads by dense rhizomes (underground stems). Thick rhizomes can assist in turfgrass wearability and also aid in turfgrass recovery. The variety can be mown to a comfortable mowing height of 30-40 mm; but the variety is very fast growing requiring regular mowing to maintain an even turf cover (Roche, 2013).



Other comments

The variety can be mown to a comfortable mowing height of 30-40 mm; but the variety is very fast growing requiring regular mowing to maintain an even turf cover. Blue Dawn can grow to 30-40 cm tall. Seeding rate for a recreational lawn is 80-100 g/100m² (Roche, 2013). Brunswickgrass prefers 1,2 regions, yet can tolerate frost once established. Best grown in sandy soil with a pH of between 6.5 and 7.5 (Aldous and Chivers, 2002).

 

 

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Available in Seed
Price range N/A
Use Parks and Roadsides
Suitable climate classification Subtropical and Tropical
Preferred mowing height 30mm - 50mm
Shade tolerance Good
Wear tolerance Good
Cold tolerance Poor
Heat tolerance Good
Salinity tolerance Moderate
Water requirement Low
Fertiliser requirement Low
Mowing frequency High
Thatch production Moderate
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