Tall Fescue

Tall Fescues that are low endophyte or endophyte free are commonly used for hay or pastures and will tolerate grazing abuse better than most cool season grasses. It mixes well with clovers, other grasses and legumes.

Green forage grass that is tall and has leafs at the top that is called Tall Fescue, Festuca partensis. Scientific Name: Festuca arundinacea
close shot of seed head, Tall Fescue, Festuca partensis. Scientific Name: Festuca arundinacea
Tall Fescue

Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea) is a robust long-lived, comparatively deep rooted, bunchgrass. It can be grown with white clover, red clover and alfalfa. It mixes well with other grasses like perennial ryegrass, orchardgrass and brome grass. Tall Fescue is one of the best grasses for stockpiling in the fall. There are many varieties of Tall Fescue that are low endophyte or endophyte free which can be used for hay or pastures.

It is easy to establish due to its rapid germination and good seedling vigor. It may be planted by any common method such as grass seeders, hydroseeding, and broadcasting.

Tall Fescue is a common component in may pasture mixes and is used for many classes of livestock. It is not highly desired for horses.

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