Perennial ryegrass is the fastest establishing species of all the turf grasses.
It prefers milder climates, but tolerates temperatures down to minus 16-18°C without a snow cover. With a snow cover, ryegrass tolerates even lower temperatures. In temperate regions, perennial ryegrass is a true perennial with high persistence.
It can be used on most soil types with the exception of very wet land. Perennial ryegrass exists in early, intermediate and late types in respect to heading and spring growth.
Perennial ryegrass has very high wear tolerance due to fast regrowth of tillers and leaves. This makes the species an essential ingredient in mixtures for sports. It demands regular fertilisation and cutting.