Description:

Viking H2O Hard Fescue turf:

  • A newly released Turfgrass Water Conservation alliance qualified hard fescue
  • A naturally tough cultivar that thrives with limited water, fertilizer and maintenance
  • Improved shade and stress tolerance

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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

Identification:
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 Fine Fescue Seeding Rates
lbs./1,000 sq. ft.: 5-8
Germination: 8-16 days
Seeds/lb.: 500,000-615,000, depending on species

Establishment:
Slow establisher like tall fescue. Ideal for shade.

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