Needle & Threadgrass

Needle & Threadgrass "bails" after custom field collection in a native southern utah stand.


A Little Bit About Us

Great Basin Seed has a proud heritage in the Intermountain West seed industry. Our family lineage and business heritage are directly linked to the beginnings of reclamation, revegetation and wildlife habitat improvement.


Great Basin Seed
450 South 50 East
Ephraim, UT 84627

Contact Info

435.283.1411 (Office)
435.283.6872 (Fax)

Tall Fescue Turf Blend from Great Basin Seed is a “3-way” blend of turf-type tall fescues. Tall fescue is more water efficient than kentucky bluegrass and is preferred in high traffic areas where latter restrictions are a factor. Tall Fescue is considered a “cool season” grass. For warm season turf options please see our Sundancer Buffalograss. Tall Fescue varieties have been bred to offer improvements over kentucky bluegrass for lawns, sports fields, parks and pastures. Healthy Tall Fescue lawns are dense, green, fast growing and drought tolerant.

For a salt tolerant tall fescue, see our Patagonia Turf Tall Fescue.

The name “tall fescue” can be misleading. There are “forage type” varieties bred specifically for traits that make them well suited to grazing for livestock. “Turf type” varieties are bred for traits that make them suited to lawns and turf situations. Our Tall Fescue blend is comprised of “turf type” varieties.

Our tall fescue turf blend grows fast, germinating in approximately 21 days. Tall fescue is “durable” and thrives better than kentucky bluegrass in hot summer conditions of sun or high traffic.

Tall Fescue Turf Blend can be used to inter-seed or “fill-in” bare spots in your existing lawns.

Seeding rate is 5-9 pounds per 1,000 square feet