Rileys Super Sport

Green couch

Scientific name Cynodon dactylon

Common name Green couch

Other names (PBR name, trademark, breeder code) Riley's Super Sport (formerly protected by Australian Plant Breeder's Rights (expired 28 Feb 2017) and United States Plant Patent); Celebration® is registered trade mark of Sod Solutions, Inc. in the USA.

Description Riley's Super Sport is a medium-textured green couch variety that exibits a very prostrate growth habit thereby having minimal vertical growth, extensive leaf production, short internode length, very low seed head production, and deep green coloration (Riley, 2000). This variety is no longer sold commercially in Australia.

Other comments Riley’s Super Sport was a result of “spontaneous mutation” from the Cynodon dactylon variety ‘Greenlees Park’ and selected by the late Rod J. Riley, Guilford, New South Wales in 1988 (Kaapro, 1996).   Pests, diseases and weeds Check to see which Pests, Disease and or Weeds this turf variety may be susceptible to and how to successfully control them in your home lawn or sports turf.

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Available in Sod/turf
Price range N/A
Use Residential and Parks
Suitable climate classification Subtropical and Temperate
Preferred mowing height 10mm - 30mm
Shade tolerance Poor
Wear tolerance Moderate
Cold tolerance Moderate
Heat tolerance Good
Salinity tolerance Poor
Water requirement Low
Fertiliser requirement Moderate
Mowing frequency Moderate
Thatch production Moderate
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References Read more  
  • Kaapro, J. (1996), ‘Couch Grass Cynodon dactylon 'Riley's Super Sport'’, Plant Varieties Journal, vol. 9, no.2, p. 20.
  • Australian PBR expired 28 Feb 2017. Read more at http://pericles.ipaustralia.gov.au/pbr_db/search.cfm and search 'Riley's Super Sport’ in the variety field.
  • Riley, R.J. (2000). Cynodon dactylon plant named `Riley's Super Sport`, United States Plant Patent 11,181 (filed 31 July 1997. The patent expired 20 years from the filing date).
  • Home Commercial Sports Celebration Bermudagrass® is a registered trade mark of Sod Solutions, Inc. protected since 6 May 2008 Registration no. 3421605) in the United States. Disclaimer: No claim is made to the exclusive right to use "Home Commercial Sports" and "Bermudagrass" apart from the approved mark filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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