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Tall Fescue



A long-lived perennial, cool season, introduced deep-rooted, bunchgrass growing up to 5 feet. It will grow fairly well on soils low in fertility, but it is better adapted to fertile conditions. Beware of endophytes in this species especially when feeding to livestock. Adaptation regions include all area east of the Great Plains, except southern and central Florida. Varieties: Fawn | KY-31. Plant breeders have developed tall fescue cultivars for every region of the tall fescue adaptation area. These cultivars include both forage and turf types, and low and high endophyte types. Please see Turf Species Section.