Tall Fescue

Festuca arundinacea L.

Tall fescue is one of the most drought, heat, and wear tolerant species. Due to its large and deep root system, it is able to take up water in dry periods when other grasses have stopped their growth. It stays green in dry summer periods and tolerates high temperatures. The leaf texture is rather coarse compared to other turf grasses, but new varieties have narrower leaves and density. The leaf color of tall fescue is normally dark green. Winterhardiness varied depending on the type. Mediterranean types are less winterhardy, but continental types have good winterhardiness. Tall fescue establishes quickly, but not quite as fast as perennial ryegrass. The disease tolerance is very high.

Establishment: 10 to 14 Days
Use with or without bluegrass for sod, lawns, and sports fields from South to North.

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Bloodhound - Aggressive tillering, Brown Patch resistance, shade tolerance, and density.
 
Cannavaro - Extremely fine leaf texture, high density, and wear tolerance.
 
Essential - High resistance to Brown Batch, improved density, leaf texture, and color.
 
Fat Cat - Semi-dwarf growth habit with improved texture, color, and superb year-round performance.
 
Garrison - Aggressive tillering, resistance to Stem Rust, Net Blotch, and Brown Patch, very drought tolerant.
 
Houndog 6 - High crown density, dark green color, medium leaf texture, and drought tolerance.
 
Houndog 8 - High crown density, fine texture, top turf quality, and disease resistance.
 
Jamboree - Increased density, Brown Patch resis­tant, wear tolerant, fine leaves, fast establishment.
 
Rhizing Moon - A-LIST! Highly rhizomatous, superior quality, drought tolerant, very dark green color.
 
Rhizing Star - Rhizomatous with excellent wear tolerance, establishment, and recuperative ability.
 
Toccoa - Dark green, excellent turf quality, superior Brown Spot resistence.
 
Turfway - Dark green year-round, excellent drought tolerance, and Brown Patch resistance.
 
Unitus - Brown Patch resistant, drought tolerant, exceptional turf quality, dark green color.