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Tall Fescue Tall Fescue anatomy

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Tall Fescue

Typically a cool-season grass, tall fescue can also be found in hotter regions due to its ability to tolerate heat. It is a bunchgrass often used in athletic fields because it can withstand heavy use and foot traffic. In some lawns, patches of tall fescue may stick out and appear as a grassy weed. It grows in bunches, and is therefore not used very often in grass seed mixes.

  • Width: 3/16" or more; widest blade among cool-season grasses
  • Tip/blade: pointed tip
  • Color: dark like Kentucky bluegrass
  • Feel: coarse, stiff blades
  • Growth: grows in clumps
  • Additional: prominent veins visible on the blade; won't survive extreme cold temperatures; jagged edge on the side of the blade