Available as Sod and Plug Trays
• Will grow in Sun or up to 80% Shade
• Reduced mowing
• Deep roots reduce watering
• Disease resistant
• Dark Green
• Will grow farther south than other bluegrass
•Very long growing season (will stay green year round in the South)
Bella Bluegrass, the only dwarf, vegetative bluegrass in the turf industry, is sure to revolutionize the bluegrass market. Originally developed by the University of Nebraska over a decade ago, Bella does not produce significant viable seeds, but because of its ability to re-grow from rhizomes and its rapid horizontal growth, it was a perfect candidate for vegetative propagation.
The preliminary research data has been very consistent for Bella. Compared to other bluegrass standards, Bella has a very good rhizome system and better tolerates heat and drought. Ongoing comparative research is taking place in many different states including: Minnesota, Michigan, Colorado, Utah and California. Bella is also undergoing production-oriented testing in locations south of the transition zone to establish how far south Bella can be propagated.
Bella is a superior performer among cool season turfgrass. Bella thrives in cold climates, yet also is excellent in warm climates. Bella will grow in sand, sandy loam, clay or peat. You can expect Bella to retain fall color longer than many other turf selections and to green-up more quickly in the spring. Bella is a durable and versatile turf variety; but as with the selection of any turfgrass, you should understand your own unique local growing conditions prior to purchasing and installing Bella or any other variety.
Dr. Robert Shearman | University of Nebraska
"For a Kentucky bluegrass, I am impressed with Bella. It is dark green, low-growing, and has excellent heat and drought resistance"
Wayne Thorson | Todd Valley Farms
"Bella has a very dark green, dense turf canopy that helps prevent weed growth, and since it only grows 3-4 inches tall, the end user can reduce mowing by 50 to 80%"
Warren Bell | BioGrass Sod Farms
"The most striking feature of Bella are its dark blue green color, slow and low growth habit, and its ability to spread laterally. Bella provides a low input lawn without sacrificing any quality characteristics. it is truly a revolutionary grass."
Bella Bluegrass is vegetatively propagated, making it only available as sod or plugs.
Bella Bluegrass Planting Dates
Bella Bluegrass plugs can be installed anytime the ground is not frozen in the recommended planting areas.
Plug Tray Shipping Information
Most shipping is done on Mondays to try to prevent plugs from sitting in a warehouse or on a truck over the weekend. Since we ship from the middle of the US, we are able to reach both coasts by Friday.
The University of Nebraska is the developer and owner of Bella Bluegrass, Todd Valley Farms is the exclusive licensee.