General Tall Fescue Characteristics
Uses: (Turf-Type) Lawns, athletic fields, commercial, slopes, parks, reclamation. Ideal in sun or shade or limited water.
Growth Habit: Bunch type, tillers, some with Rhizomes
Blade: 2-5 mm., broad, spear
Deep rooted, cool season perennial bunchgrass. Grows from tillers. Leaf blades are glossy on the underside/serrated on margins. Leaf blades may be wide with rolled vernation (stem), blades smooth on turf-type, coarse on others.
General Tall Fescue Seeding Rates
lbs./1,000 sq. ft.: 8-10
Germination: 7-10 days
Slow, but not as slow as bluegrass. Needs plentiful water to establish, then very drought tolerant.
Please see “Management” tab on “Fescue” page for detailed turf management information and best practices.
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