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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