RIVIERA BERMUDAGRASS SOD
Riviera® by Johnston Seed | Grasses

RIVIERA BERMUDAGRASS SOD

#2364 | Cynodon dactylon

Riviera Bermudagrass Establishment Guide

Summary

Riviera bermudagrass sod now available from Johnston Seed Company. All the benefits of top NTEP ranked seeded Riviera bermudagrass, immediate results!

Riviera Bermudagrass is a new generation cold-tolerant turf-type seeded Bermudagrass produced and marketed exclusively by Johnston Seed Company in Enid, Oklahoma. Riviera is a revolutionary product developed by the Oklahoma State University Turfgrass Development Team, with financial support from the United States Golf Association. It is the result of many years of selection for improved turf quality, cold tolerance, seed production, and disease resistance in the transition zone. The transition zone offers a unique weather pattern with periods of extreme cold, extreme heat, and drought. Bermudagrasses produced in the Southwestern United States typically suffer from severe winter injury and cool-season grasses produced in the Northwestern United States struggle with the summer’s heat, drought, and disease pressure. Riviera was developed for the turf manager who wants to manage grass and not constantly replant his grass.

The seed of Riviera is grown in Northwestern Oklahoma, not a place that first comes to mind when you think bermudagrass, at least not yet. Approximately 98% of the world’s production of bermudagrass is grown in Southern California and Arizona. A region where the climate is tepid. In contrast, Oklahoma is the land of extremes with temperatures ranging from 110 F with high humidity in the summer and reach below 0 F during the winter with extreme drought conditions. For best results with this grass, Riviera should be grown in areas of full sunlight.

 

Plant Characteristics
Taxonomy

Zone

Regional Growing Zone
1 - Northwest Coastal, 2 - California Coastal, 3 - Southern Mountain, 4 - Mountain, 5 - Midwest, 6 - Northeast Lakes, 7 - Great Lakes South, 8 - Appalacia, 9 - Southeast, 10 - South Florida, 11 - South Texas, 12 - Southwest
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Temperature Zone
Warm, Transitional

Plant Characteristics

Leaf Color
Green
Growing Cycle
Perennial
Sun Requirement
Full Sun

Plant Information

Planting Season
Spring - Summer
Plant Depth
"
Establishment
Easy
Kingdom
PLANTAE
Subkingdom
TRACHEOBIONTA
Super Division
SPERMATOPHYTA
Division
MAGNOLIOPHYTA
Class
LILIOPSIDA
Subclass
COMMELINIDAE
Order
CYPERALES
Family
POACEAE
Genus
CYNODON
Species
CYNODON DACTYLON

Applications

Sports Turf

Golf Turf

Lawn

Sod

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