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ARCHIBAL

Festuca trichophylla

Slender creeping red fescue

A widespread name and Variety!

Preceptibel by mind's eye

Stable and good visual merit if cut very short as close mown turf or kept a bit longer as a normal lawn.

 

High disease resistance

Really close mown ARCHTBAL shows a very healthy consistence as it has a high resistance against Red thread.

 

Wanted for mixtures

Not a top performer in terms of shoot density used as lawn variety but if considert as close mown variety ARCHIBALD shows nice and good density. If used in a blend or mixture ARCHIBAL is a fair partner and leaves some room for a companion to create a nice homogeny turf.  That makes this variety a favorable mixing partner.

Ratings

Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Density
Red thread tolerance
Close mowing tolerance
  • Good visual merit
  • Nice summer appearance
  • Good desiase resistance
  • First choice for blends and mixtures

Golf and close mown situations

Source: STRI

Cultivar Shoot density Visual merit Mean Resistance to Red thread Winter greenness Summer greenness
Archibal 7,0 6,9 6,9 7,6 4,6 5,4  

General Lawns, Landscape

Source: STRI

Cultivar Shoot density Visual merit Mean Resistance to Red thread Winter greenness Summer greenness
Archibal 6,40 6,80 6,60 5,00 5,20 6,10