Tall Fescue

Scientific Name: Festuca arundinacea

Short Description:

Description:

Taxonomy of Tall Fescue

 Kingdom   Plantae
 Subkingdom  Tracheobionta
 Superdivision  Spermatophyta
 Division   Magnoliophyta
 Class     Lillosida
 Subclass     Commelinidae
 Order   Cyperales
 Family        Poaceae
 Genus             Festuca
 Species     arundinacea

Plant Characteristics Of Tall Fescue

 Height  
 Growth habit      bunchgrass
 Bloom period  early summer
 Sun requirement  shade to full sun
 Leaf foilage color  green
 Seeds per pound  175,000
 Minimum soil temperature for germination  germ in 14 days
 Soil pH range  
 Planting Rate  7 to 18 lbs/acre
 Planting Depth  1/4" to 1"
 Planting Season  late summer/early fall

Uses Of Tall Fescue

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Commercially Available Cultiars of Tall Fescue

Fawn:

Tall Fescue Seedling Growth and Guide

8 days after planting

18 days after planting                                                         28 days after planting

34 days after planting                                                         65 days after planting