Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) is a very deep rooted, cool-season perennial grass. • The newest improved varieties possess a rich dark green color, are uniform in leaf blade size and texture, and mow well. • Good tolerance for cold, heat, drought and shade, making it an attractive variety that is great for improving lawn resilience and durability. • Will grow vigorously in spring and fall • Germinates in 10-14 days.

Compacta

Turf-type tall fescue


Medium to late maturing type tall fescue
Low growth habit
Dense tiller counts per unit area
Dark green color
Fine texture
Compacta is significantly shorter than LF-200 at maturity and has a noticeably shorter panicle

Dakota

Turf-type tall fescue


Dark-green color
Mat-like density
Vertical, erect growth habit that rivals the uniformity of bluegrasses without the cultural maintenance
Top scores at OR & PA turf trials in 2005 for turf quality, color , density, and texture

Future

Turf-type tall fescue


Resistance to stem rust, heat stress, brown patch, and pythium
Very dark green plant 
Fine leaf texture and high leaf density 
Abundant heading
Resistance to drought 
Extensive breeding history to cultivate an impressive durable, disease resistant, and very attractive grass plan

Golconda

TURF-TYPE TALL FESCUE


Dark-green color
Uniform growth habit
Dense growth & fine blades
Low fertilizer
Great choice for any commercial or residential turf project
Golconda is a Black Beauty variety that rivals the best bluegrasses

Montana

TURF-TYPE TALL FESCUE


“Tight-knit” growth
Dark-green color
Fine leaf texture
Fast germination
Less fertilizer requirements
Scored first in Germ/Estab, Color and Turf Quality at Virginia Beef Sod Farm, Latham Turf Research evaluation plots in VA.

Taos

TURF-TYPE TALL FESCUE


Natural dark-green color
Blends well with Kentucky Bluegrass and Perennial Ryegrass
Very disease resistant
Highly heat resistant and drought tolerant
Uniform height and maturity
Compact crowns

Tara

TURF-TYPE TALL FESCUE


Improved turf quality & performance under extreme summer stress
Top performer against brown patch
Great variety in areas of water restriction, high heat or disease pressure
Will perform well in transition zone of USA
High tolerance to heat and drought stress
Top ranking variety for infrared canopy temperature turf plot trials by Dr. Grady Miller at the Lake Wheeler Turf Field Labs in N, July 2015

Thunderbolt

TURF-TYPE TALL FESCUE


Very dark green color
Late maturing
Fine leaf texture
An aggressively spreading crown
Produces a dense turf with high line tiller counts per unit area
Top rankings for turf quality, genetic color, leaf texture, and live tillers per 100cm2 in 2013/2014
High performance in plant height, heading date, and flag leaf length traits

Toltec

TURF-TYPE TALL FESCUE


Leaves are the finest of any Black Beauty variety
Dark-green color
Thick, tight density
Does NOT shred when mowed
Perfect for municipal athletic field and homeowner lawns
High performing variety for turf quality, color, density, and texture

Tonto

TURF-TYPE TALL FESCUE


Early dark green spring color that continues the entire season
Roots deeply
Pleasing leaf texture
Lower growth habit
Highly endophytic, making it naturally insect resistant
Disease resistant
Heat and drought tolerant
Dense canopy

Mixtures

Black Beauty
Turf-Type Tall Fescue Mixture

  • Roots up to 4 feet deep
  • Invisible waxy leaf coating, like the skin on an apple, that preserves moisture and wards off diseases
  • Incredible dark-green color
  • Non-clumpy, uniform leaf texture
  • Naturally insect resistant
  • Used by leading sod growers across the USA

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