Nexus XD Turf-Type Perennial Ryegrass

If you need a top-performing, traffic-tolerant, extra-dark perennial ryegrass, look no further than Nexus XD.

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Dark Green Color

Nexus XD is a turfgrass that works for you. It is naturally very dark green, which means you don't need to add extra iron to darken the turf. Nexus XD is perfect for use on fairways, athletic fields, home lawns and other locations where high quality, dark turf is desired. Nexus XD can also be used for adding dark brilliant color to a bluegrass or tall fescue mixture and for blending with other perennial ryegrasses for overseeding applications.


Genetic Color Ratings (Top 10 Scores)


Nexus XD7.6
Pick 02-R7.6
Nexus XR7.5
Cabo II7.4
PM 1027.4
Nexus XD in a research trial

Traffic Tolerance

Whether the application is a back yard, golf course, athletic field or any other area that has extra pressure from wheel or foot traffic, with Nexus XD, you can expect fairway-quality turfgrass that can withstand the extra pressure.

Disease Resistance & Other Strengths

Nexus XD has shown good resistance to many diseases including pink snow mold, red thread, dollar spot, brown patch, and crown rust. It has also shown good resistance to cold temperatures, winter damage, poa annua, as well as tolerance to the herbicide Velocity (bispyribac-sodium).

Performance Data


Performance Data


Categories Statistically Equal To The Highest Rated Variety'04-09
Quality - Schedule CX
Quality - Upper W. Mtn RegionX
Quality - Traffic Stress, MIX
Quality - Traffic Stress, NEX
Quality - Traffic Stress, NYX
Genetic ColorX
Summer ColorX
Winter ColorX
Spring DensityX
Summer DensityX
Fall Ground CoverX
Winter SurvivabiltyX
Winter Damage ResistanceX
Pink Snow MoldX
Gray Snow Mold/Typhula Blight Resist.X
Snow MoldX
Stem Rust ResistanceX
Dollar Spot ResistanceX
Red Thread ResistanceX
Warm Temp. Brown Patch Resist.X
Yellow Patch ResistanceX
Anthracnose ResistanceX
Velocity ResistanceX

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Enhance Your Seed

We provide an array of seed enhancements, including bio stimulants, macro and micronutrients, water absorbents, fungicides, and colorants. These are available for all seed types and uses.

coated perennial ryegrass seed

Planting Instructions

Nexus XD is best planted on fertile, neutral pH soils during the cooler seasons of the year, such as spring and fall. If needing to plant during other times, plan on additional overseeding.

Seeding Rate

New Lawns
5-7 lbs/1000 sqft
3-5 lbs/1000 sqft

Planting Dates

Spring and early fall.

Planting Map

Planting Depth


Optimal pH



5-10 days

Mowing Height