Ecostar Hard Fescue

  • ecostarEcoStar Hard Fescue (Festuca brevipila) has excellent shade tolerance
  • Superb summer density and color
  • Maintains medium-green color under close mowing conditions — even down to 1 inch (2.54cm)
  • Recommended for low maintenance mixtures on roadsides, boulevards, “out of play” and roughs on golf courses, or areas hard to reach with the mower
  • Outstanding low fertility performance
  • Inherently drought tolerant
  • Withstands Northern cold as well as heat of the upper South

 PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Ranked #1 in Rutgers University trials for finest leaf texture
  • Ranked high for least amount of summer discoloration at Rutgers University trials
  • #1 ranking for turf density in December at Rutgers University trials
  • #3 ranking seedling vigor in Rutgers University trials
  • Very fine leaf texture ratings at University of Illinois fairway trial
  • Excellent density and spring greenup at University of Illinois fairway trial
  • Superb quality at Northern Wisconsin fairway evaluation

DISEASE TOLERANCE

  • #1 ranking for brown patch resistance in 1993 NTEP
  • #1 ranking for resistance to dollar spot at Rutgers University
  • Good resistance to leaf spot in Rutgers University trials
  • Top 25 percentile for red thread resistance in Rutgers University trials
  • Top 50 percentile for summer recovery in Rutgers University trials

SUGGESTED SEEDING RATE

  • 4-8 lbs. per 1000 ft2 (20-40 g/m2)

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