Like other meadow fescues
, it has an endophyte (symbiotic fungus) that gives it some degree of environmental protection.
The endophyte symbiosis between tall fescue
(Festuca arundinaceae Shreb.
The less blue, the more genetic background from either fescue
parent and associated morphological expression.
For the best of the blue Fescues
plant 'Caesia', regular spring clipping all that's needed to retain the most brilliant blue.
(Festuca brevipila Tracey) performed poorly the first year of the study, but performed well in the second year.
Try bronze sedge or carex and tufts of evergreen green fescues
and clump forming Libertia for mosa to make a tactile ground cover which sways gently in the breeze.
Red Leopard pansies; Ready for planting -- young grasses (from left) the sedge Evergold, corkscrew rush and fescue
In one test, cows on regular fescue
had a pregnancy rate of only 50 percent, while those on the newer variety had a pregnancy rate of 100 percent.
Cool season turf grasses" include fescues
, blue-grasses, rye-grasses, and bent grasses.
You may choose among bluegrass, various fescues
and turf-type perennial ryegrass.
Some consider MaxQ fescues
to be promising replacements for the widely used Kentucky-31 tall fescue
variety in the United States, which contains a toxic endophyte.
Cool season grasses, such as bluegrass, ryegrass and fescues
, should maintain a height of 2.
The plants--mostly structured ones such as papyrus and bamboo and low-mounding fescues
and ferns--are arranged in clusters and rectangular beds for impact and to create a contemplative mood.
Rye and clover, fescues
and bermuda, and hybrids developed solely for Southern California turn the landscape into a veritable oasis.
Note that a "blend" refers to two or more cultivars of the same kind of grass such as two, three or more turf-type fescues