General Tall Fescue Characteristics
Uses: Shaded lawns, ground cover
Growth Habit: Bunch, creeping and/or spreading low, slow growing
Blade: 1-2 mm., needle-like tip
Narrow-leaved, cool season perennial and creeping and/or bunch growth habit, found mostly in shaded areas. Leaves have folded vernation (stem) and a dull underside.
General Tall Fescue Seeding Rates
lbs./1,000 sq. ft.: 5-8
Germination: 7-10 days
Seeds/lb.: 500,000-615,000, depending on species
Slow establisher like tall fescue. Ideal for shade.
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