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.
Shade seed and fescue
mixtures work best in cool-season areas.
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.
are seeded in the fall, germinate and grow with the first rains, and then in the following spring, you can treat the grasses with glyphosate to remove weeds.
Mounds of common blue fescue
fill one bed, for example, while ferns fringe a path beneath the windows.
A number of tall fescues
, such as Apache II, Cayenne, Cochise III, Crossfire III, SR 8600, Stetson, Tar Heel, 2nd Millennium, and Titanium, contain endophytes for resistance to surface-feeding insects.
Interestingly, both FaTG-2 and FaTG-3 were isolated only from tall fescues
collected in south Spain and Algeria (Christensen et al.
In addition, pregnancy rates for cows on this fescue
are much higher than those on traditional endophyte-infested fescues
Cool season turf grasses" include fescues
, blue-grasses, rye-grasses, and bent grasses.
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.
0 (only slightly acidic), and needs more water and more fertilizer than either the hybrid ryegrasses or any of the fescues
including hard rescue (HF), blue fescue
(BF), sheep fescue
His recommendations include annual or perennial fescues
(grasses), annual rye, bromes, sub clovers, bur clover vetches, buckwheat or beans, or resident (naturally occurring) vegetation.