Recommended Tall Fescue Varieties
Tall fescue varieties recommended by Extension are based on several years of trial data to help determine the overall adaptability of the cultivar. When purchasing seed it is best to mix two or three varieties for best results. Varieties that arenít listed do not necessarily mean they are undesirable for planting, but may be newer releases that have not withstood several seasons of data. Factors important in determining the quality of the grass include general appearance including texture, density, and color and disease resistance.
Recommended varieties include Justice, Dynasty, Olympic Gold, Watchdog, Davinci, Wolfpack, Avenger, Millennium, Coyote, Picasso, Rebel, Sentry, Laramie, Rembrandt, Stetson, Falcon II, Prospect, Blackwatch, Grande II, Titan Ltd., and Barlexas II.
The difference between these cultivars is subtle and there really is no best one for this area. They are often found commercially in a fescue blend or in a fescue/Bluegrass blend.