Festuca spp. x Lolium spp.* (Festulolium)

Perennial, cool season, hybrid cross between ryegrass (Annual or Perennial) and fescue (typically Meadow or Tall). Combines the fast establishment, extended productivity and high palatability of ryegrass with the disease resistance, persistence and summer stress tolerance of fescue. Result is a high-quality, hardy grass able to extend the summer growing season of irrigated hay fields and pastures. Best used in blends with other grasses and legumes. Varieties listed below.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Introduced

Season: Cool

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SOIL ADAPTATION

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SEEDING NOTES

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Season: Spring/Fall

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VARIETIES

Duo - High yield and high quality tetraploid forage used for hay, grazing, silage or green chop. Persists longer than most ryegrasses without quality loss.

Johnstone - Often misclassified as a Tall fescue (F. arundinacea) although it was derived from a cross between tall fescue and annual and perennial ryegrasses before the name Festulolium was termed. Low alkaloid and endophyte content. (Released 1983)


ADDITIONAL LINKS

UDSA PLANTS Profile

USDA PLANTS Plant Guide

Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria