Festuca arundinacea/Kentucky 31 Tall Fescue

Festuca arundinacea / Festuca arundinacea
A Kentucky 31 Fescue home lawn in Ohio
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A Kentucky 31 Fescue home lawn in Ohio

A close-up shows the relative coarse texture of this grass

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Scientific Name: Festuca arundinacea
Common Name: Kentucky 31 Tall Fescue
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Medium
Comments: A hardy, vigorously growing, drought tolerant grass that is used in lawns. It is very popular for lawn use since it is easily established by seed, grows fast, and withstands traffic or wear well. Fescue does not like the long, hot, summers of the deep South and grows further north. It will grow from the northern and mountainous parts of Texas, Arkansas, Georgia, and North Carolina into Canada.