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FESCUE, TALL        

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

Cool season     Sun or shade     Seed @ 8 - 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. - Nov.) 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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