Arido Tall Fescue

  • Medium-early maturing
  • Low-endophyte
  • Taller than KY-31 and Fawn
  • Excellent spring vigor

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Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.

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Arido Tall Fescue (Lolium arundinaceum) is a medium-early maturing, low-endophyte tall fescue variety. It’s heading date is 4 days earlier than KY-31, and 5 days later than Fawn. It reaches 50% pollen shed approximately 3 days earlier than KY-31, and 4 days later than Fawn. Arido is taller in plant height than KY-31 and Fawn, with a longer panicle, and a longer and wider flag leaf. It is slightly lighter green in color than KY-31.

Arido tall fescue (Lolium arundinaceum) plants were selected from an overgrazed and drought-stressed pasture of select tall fescue in Oregon. The 11 parent clones of Arido were further selected for excellent spring vigor and seed yield potential in Touchet, WA.

Also consider the following Tall Fescues:

Rustler Tall Fescue
402TF Tall Fescue

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(Lolium arundinaceum)

Tall Fescue NRCS Plant Guide and Fact Sheet

PDF version of NRCS Plant Guide & Fact Sheet

Prepared By & Species Coordinator: James F. Henson, USDA, NRCS, National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Many plants have more than one common and scientific name. We've listed a few of them below.

  • Arido Tall Fescue
  • Lolium arundinaceum
  • Festuca arundinacea

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