Bentgrass Reference Chart

Product Pure Distinction
Creeping Bentgrass
Penn A-1
Creeping Bentgrass
Penn A-4
Creeping Bentgrass
Seaside II
Creeping Bentgrass
Pure Select
Creeping Bentgrass
PureFormance
Fairway Blend
  Pure Distinction Creeping Bentgrass Penn A-1 Creeping Bentgrass Penn A-4 Creeping Bentgrass Seaside II Creeping Bentgrass Pure Select Creeping Bentgrass PureFormance Fairway Blend
Uses Greens Greens, tees, fairways Greens, tees, fairways Greens, tees, fairways Greens, tees, fairways Fairways, tees
Traits Pure Distinction has a distinctive, bright green color. Its dense and upright growth habit makes for true and smooth putting. It’s aggressive to recover quickly from damage. Pure Distinction also has excellent resistance to bacterial wilt, brown patch, anthracnose, fusarium patch, leaf spot, and dollar spot. Penn A-1 is one of the finest bentgrasses ever produced. The ball rolls smooth and true when it’s Penn A-1 on the greens. It has the ideal traits for putting greens, and it’s an outstanding bent for fairways and tees. Penn A-1 also tolerates heat, humidity and cold equally well, and it stands up to high traffic and wear. Penn A-4 ranks with Penn A-1 as one of the finest bents ever produced. Its high tolerance to heat, humidity and cold, and tough disease resistance make it easy to manage. Penn A-4 is the proven bentgrass that is synonymous with the finest putting greens possible. It’s also an excellent choice for fairways and tees. Seaside II tolerates high pH conditions making it an excellent choice for greens, tees, and fairways on golf courses near seashore coastlines, and on courses with high pH soils, and/or where effluent water is used for irrigation. Seaside ll also has excellent disease resistance and exceptional turf quality. Pure Select has an erect, super-dense growth habit for excellent turf quality and outstanding putting conditions. It is highly resistant to brown patch and Microdochium, and has exceptional dollar spot resistance. Pure Select also greens up quickly in the spring and maintains excellent density throughout spring, summer, and fall. Pure Select tops the charts for wear tolerance, making it a great choice for fairways and tees. PureFormance Fairway blend combines the best traits from three varieties, which offer a broad genetic diversity and the highest resistance to disease. It germinates and establishes quickly, stands up to traffic, and recovers quickly from damage. PureFormance Fairway Blend also has excellent heat and cold tolerance and greens up early in spring for great year round color.
Product Crystal BlueLinks
Creeping Bentgrass
Penneagle II
Creeping Bentgrass
PennLinks II
Creeping Bentgrass
Penncross
Creeping Bentgrass
Pennway
Creeping Bent Blend
PennTrio
Creeping Bent Blend
  Crystal BlueLinks Creeping Bentgrass Penneagle II Creeping Bentgrass PennLinks II Creeping Bentgrass Penncross Creeping Bentgrass Pennway Creeping Bent Blend PennTrio Creeping Bent Blend
Uses Greens, tees, fairways, interseeding Tees, fairways, overseeding Greens, tees, fairways Greens, tees, fairway mix Tees, fairways, winter overseeding Tees, fairways, winter overseeding
Traits Crystal BlueLinks distinguishes itself from other bents with its remarkable turf quality and unique blue-green color. It’s an ideal bentgrass for greens, fairways, and tees. Crystal BlueLinks also resists brown patch and dollar spot. It tolerates hot and cold temperatures and grows extraordinarily well in shady and low light areas. Penneagle II has asemi-erect, non-aggressive growth habit and medium-fine leaf texture, making it a great choice for tees and fairways. Penneagle II displays a dark green color, greens up early in the spring, and has excellent brown patch resistance. PennLinks II has a semi-erect growth habit and good density. It displays a beautiful, dark green color and provides an excellent playing surface for greens, tees, and fairways. PennLinks ll also has good heat and drought tolerance, and resists dollar spot. Penncross set the standard for bentgrass putting green excellence when it was first introduced in 1955. Today, Penncross remains the bentgrass most specified by architects and superintendents for golf courses worldwide. With an aggressive growth habit, Penncross recovers quickly from damage and divots, making it a great choice for tees. Penncross also tolerates both heat and wear well. Pennway is an economical blend that’s great for tees, fairways, and overseeding. It has broad genetic diversity for reliable performance and provides an excellent playing surface in various soil types. Certified Pennway is also available. PennTrio certified creeping bentgrass is a genetically diverse blend of Penncross, Penneagle II, and PennLinks II. PennTrio has all the strengths of a blend with ready-to-seed convenience and is a great choice tees, fairways, and winter overseeding.