Tall fescue

Very good resistance to extremes of heat and cold. Very high drought tolerance. Moderate to good wear tolerance. Some varieties do form rhizomes.


 

Latin name:        Festuca
                          arundinacea

Seeds/gram:     650

Germination:      2-3 weeks

Shoot density:    200 shoots/100cm2

Cutting height:   Normal: 30-40mm
                          Not less than 10mm

Growth:              In tufts

 

Distinguishing features:

Strongly veined upper leaf surface

Blade rolled when young
Large flat mature leaf

Ligules short

Small hairy auricles
Purple red leaf sheath

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