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Festuca arundinacea      (fess-TOO-cah ah-run-dah-NAY-see-ah)  

Cool season     Sun or shade     Seed @ 8 to 10 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft.          Mowing ht. 2 - 4 inches


HABIT:  Bunch-type grass that is planted as a winter overseeding or used in shady lawn areas. A permanent grass or actually semi-permanent

CULTURE:        Needs fertile, well-drained soil and should be planted in the fall (Sept.ĘCNov.) for best results.


USES:              Lawn grass in shade, overseeding.

PROBLEMS:     Have to mow all winter, looks somewhat artificial in Texas.


NOTES:            Best of the permanent winter grasses for home use. Native to Europe.


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