Turf-type Tall Fescue

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Scientific Name

Festuca arundinacea

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 Characterisics of Tall Fescue

Growth habit sod forming
Bloom period early summer
Sun requirement shade to full sun
Leaf foilage color green
Seeds per pound 250,000
Minimum soil temperature for germination 50ยบ F
Soil pH range 6.5 - 8.0
Planting Rate 8 to 10 lbs per 1000 sq ft or 350 to 435 lbs/acre
Planting Depth Surface - 1/4"
Planting Season late summer/early fall or early spring

Uses of Turf-type Tall Fescue


Soil stabization

Commercially Available Cultivars of Turf-type Tall Fescue


RTF Rhizomotous Tall Fescue

Survivor Blue Fescue/Bluegrass Blend

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