Ambrose chewings fescue turf is the best performing chewing fescue in North America. This fescue exhibits a distinct deep dark green, fine textured turf. Recognized for its reduced rate of vertical growth and low maintenance attributes Ambrose chewings fescue turf also exhibits low height of cut tolerance for tightly mowed fairways and winter overseeding of greens. Ambrose has good shade tolerance and is adapted to low fertility and moderately high pH soil conditions. Ambrose chewings fescue turf requires soils with good to excellent internal drainage for optimal turf performance. This chewings fescue is a moderately endophyte enhanced chewing fescue with >36% Epichloe typhina endophyte which provides resistance to a number of leaf and crown feeding insects and nematodes.

Visit our Mixes page to explore premium Earth Carpet® mixes with fescue varieties. View mixes.

Growth Habit: Bunch
Traffic Tolerance: Fair
Shade Tolerance: Very good
Cold Tolerance: Very good
Drought Tolerance: Very good

General Fine Fescue Characteristics
Uses: Shaded lawns, ground cover
Growth Habit: Bunch, creeping and/or spreading low, slow growing
Blade: 1-2 mm., needle-like tip

Adaptations and Use
Ambrose is best utilized in poly species turf grass mixes for improved shade tolerance, LHCtolerance and reduced maintenance turf grass in mild temperate climates. Ambrose is compatible with Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, colonial bentgrass and other fine fescues. In addition, Ambrose can be utilized in winter overseeding programs as a minor component in elite rapid transition turf grass mixes.

Seeding Rate
New Seeding:
4-5 lbs./1,000 sq. ft.
Seeds/lb.: 480,000

Germination: 18-21 days under ideal conditions

Please see “Management” tab on “Fescue” page for detailed turf management information and best practices.

We’ll continue to update this tab, so please visit periodically to see additional information and resources including product data, testimonials, photos, marketing material and more.