Tall Fescue Grass Seed

Tall fescue, Festuca arundinacea, is a cool-season grass that establishes well in both partial sun and shady areas such as under trees. Tall fescue grass is most commonly found throughout the midsection and northern areas of the United States. Because of its resilience in high-traffic areas and excellent wear resistance, tall fescue is frequently used on athletic fields.

Tall fescue spreads by shoots from the crown known as tillers. It requires low to moderate fertilization and water with a recommended mowing height between two and four inches.

Turf Type Tall Fescue

Tall fescue, Festuca arundinacea, is a bunchgrass that is more drought, shade, heat stress, and disease tolerant than many other cool-season grasses. Turf type tall fescue provides an excellent turf for high traffic areas such as home lawns, athletic fields, and golf course roughs. The roots can grow to a depth of 4 to 6 feet taking in moisture that shallow-rooted grasses cannot reach. When mowing, turf type tall fescue prefers to be mowed at 1 ½ to 3 inches. Most turf type tall fescue varieties are naturally insect resistant due to high levels of endophytes and they do not blend well with other species. Turf type is coarse-textured, wide-bladed, and adapted to various soil types and climates.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 225,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 8-10

Xtender Tall Fescue

Xtender turftype tall fescue, Festuca arundinacea, is a new release selected for improved turf quality and brown patch resistance. Xtender is an elite cultivar that excels in challenging southern transition zone conditions. Xtender features a wider and spreading base trait and has improved recovery from wear, drought tolerance, plus retains color late Into the fall and winter months. (University Recommended for the Transition Zone)

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 235,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 5-7 (Overseeding), 8-10 (New Seeding)

Regenerate Tall Fescue

Regenerate, Festuca arundinacea, is a top rated tall fescue that has improved recovery from wear, drought tolerance, and exhibits improved tolerance to billbug damage and brown patch disease. It is a new IRT™  cultivar with outstanding performance across all regions of turf type-tall fescue use. Regenerate has the capacity to excel in lower mowing height applications and mixes well with perennial ryegrass and Kentucky bluegrasses in many golf, sports, and lawn turf applications. (University Recommended for the Transition Zone)

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 235,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 5-7 (Overseeding), 8-10 (New Seeding)

Reflection Tall Fescue

Reflection turf type tall fescue, Festuca arundinacea, is a new and improved release selected for turf quality and brown patch resistance with A-LIST quality. Reflection is an elite cultivar that excels in challenging southern transition zone conditions. It has improved recovery from wear, drought tolerance, plus retains color late Into the fall and winter months. (University Recommended for the Transition Zone)

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 235,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 5-7 (Overseeding), 8-10 (New Seeding)

Persuasion Tall Fescue

IRT™ (Inherent Rapid Tillering) and improved turf qualities make Persuasion, Festuca arundinacea, an excellent choice for all tall fescue turf applications. Ranked in the top 16% of the 2007-2010 Adelphia turf trials, Persuasion will provide added brown patch performance and drought and wear tolerance to high-quality sod, lawn, sports, and golf turf. It is ideal for the transition zone and any region of turf-type tall fescue adaptation and use. (University Recommended for the Transition Zone)

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 230,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 4-5 (Overseeding), 6-8 (New Seeding)

Meridian Tall Fescue

Meridian, Festuca arundinacea, is an improved turf type tall fescue with elite turf characteristics and fine texture, drought, plus improved brown patch and gray leaf spot tolerance. Meridian should be used in sun to medium shade with or without irrigation and under limited input management.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 235,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 6.5-10

Maestro Tall Fescue

Maestro turf type tall fescue, Festuca arundinacea, is a new release with A-LIST quality, selected for improved turf quality and brown patch resistance. Maestro's strong performance includes improved brown patch and other disease tolerance and excellent turf quality. Maestro retains a faster growth characteristic, a trait missing from many breeding programs that focus on dwarf genetics. This faster growth rate equates to resiliency and the ability to "grow through" tough conditions as demonstrated in Maestro's high ratings in tough southern conditions. (University Recommended for the Transition Zone)

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 235,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 5-7 (Overseeding), 8-10 (New Seeding)

Embrace Tall Fescue

Embrace turf type tall fescue, Festuca arundinacea, was selected for heat, drought, and brown patch tolerance in the southern transition zone. It has elite turf characteristics suited for use in full sun to medium shade with or without irrigation and under limited to medium input management. After 4 months, Embrace develops over 60% green cover. (University Recommended for the Transition Zone)

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 235,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/1,000 sq. ft): 6.5-10

Naturally Green Tall Fescue

Cheyenne Tall Fescue

Green Hornet Tall Fescue

A-LIST (Alliance for Low Input Sustainable Turf)

A-LIST is an independent, non-profit, industry initiative, fostering development of sustainable turfgrass varieties and related products that perform their function with less maintenance inputs, this benefitting the environment. A-LIST seeks to influence turfgrass breeding by creating trial guidelines and evaluation protocols to identify the best performing turfgrass varieties under reduced inputs and management.

'IRT' Inherent Rapid Tillering Tall Fescue Trait

The rapid expression of the natural basal tillering growth pattern . IRT™ emanates from traits selected in the parental germplasm , and expressed in several of Landmark’s new turf type tall fescue’s.