Barhelene is Barenbrug’s fi nest-leaved Poa pratensis! This gives the variety an extremely high ornamental value. In addition, Barhelene is highly wear-tolerant and, despite its fi ne leaf texture, it recovers quickly following rust attacks! Barhelene is by far the best Poa variety for low-maintenance purposes as its biomass production is very low!
Barhelene is a versatile Poa pratensis variety suitable for:
- General landscaping (low maintenance!)
- Turf production
- golf courses: tees and fairways
- cricket grounds and tennis courts
- football and rugby pitches
Colour and leaf texture
Medium-light green coloured with fi ne leaves.
Partner varieties in mixtures
Barhelene has been extensively tested in private trials at Barenbrug Research in the Netherlands, France and Eastern Europe. In addition, mixture trials at the Hohenheim University in Stuttgart (Germany) showed Barhelene to be in optimal synergy with Festuca arundinacea Barleroy. For landscape, fairway and tee applications, Barhelene mixes well with all Festuca rubra and the fi ner Lolium perenne varieties, such as Bargold and Barsignum. A special low maintenance combination can be found by mixing Barhelene with Barkoel (Koeleria macrantha). This combination guarantees the highest turf quality and performance under a low-maintenance regime with low nitrogen, water and herbicides.