How cold does it have to get until rye grass will dye?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by clyde stewart, Jan 6, 2002.

  1. clyde stewart

    clyde stewart LawnSite Member
    from MS
    Posts: 8

    It snowed here the other day (HATTIESBURG MS ) i just went to do some pruning at my Hotel account and the Rye grass is completely dead and i know the owner doesn't know yet. SO i am trying to find some facts out that way i can tell him whats going on. Does any body know?

    it got down to about 16 the other nite.:blob2:
  2. Planter

    Planter LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 214

    Is this a perennial rye (Lolium perenne L.)? If so, we grow it here and have good success at temps as low as 10 F.

  3. greens1

    greens1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    Do you mean dormant ?

    Jim L
  4. kermit

    kermit LawnSite Member
    Posts: 138

    Perrenial rye survives months of winter with temps as low as -30f here. It will grow as long as the temp is above 32f.

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