Lolium arundinaceum Perennial grass. Up to 48". Long-lived, versatile, low-maintenance grass. Thanks to its deep and extensive root system it will tolerate most adverse conditions (including heat, drought, and shade) and provides good protection against erosion. Seed at 15–20#/acre, or 10# with 8–12# of alfalfa or red clover or 5# of white clover per acre. ½# per 1000 sq ft.
As perennial pasture: Provides large amounts of palatable biomass in spring and fall. Older varieties and varieties produced specifically for turf are inoculated with endophytes, symbiotic fungi that improve growth and drought tolerance but can be toxic to livestock. We only stock endophyte-free fescue seed that is safe for use as animal feed.
As perennial hay: High production potential. Matures later than timothy so it can be easier to harvest on time during a wet summer. Coarser than orchard grass.
As lawn: Tough root system resists drought and heavy traffic. Does not tolerate low mowing.