Festuca arundinacea* (Tall fescue)

Densely tufted, cool season, moderately drought-tolerant perennial bunch grass with deep fibrous root system. Occurs in all soil textures on deep soils. Tolerates wet, poorly drained sites. Good palatability to livestock and big game. It is important to use endophyte-free strains when used as forage. Used for pasture, controlling soil erosion and as a turf grass.

area of adaptation

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Introduced

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height: 36-48 in.

Annual Precipitation: 11-93 in.

Drought Tolerance: 

Shade Tolerance: 

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

Fire Resistance:

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: High

CaCO3 Tolerance: None

pH Range: 5.5-7.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 227,000

Seeding Rate: 15 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES

Fawn - Developed for high chromagen and crude protein content, high seed yield, and low self-fertility. Matures early with high spring vigor and consistently high seed yields. (Released 1964, source of ecotype: Europe)

Rustler - Large, soft leaves are extremely palatable. High forage yields with improved resistance to common grass diseases. Tolerant of cold, drought and heat, as well as poor draining soils and a wide range of pH levels.

Various turfgrass types also available, including:

If you are looking for any varieties other than what is listed here, please contact us.