Spreading-Type Tall Fescue

  • No netting in sod production is safer for athletes since there is no netting to catch on cleats
  • Safer for the environment by eliminating the need for netting
  • Saves sod producers time and money in netting costs
  • Superior density
  • Dark color
  • Fine leaf texture

Drought Tolerant

Watch out for Jacklin’s NEW Flame spreading tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea). Flame was developed over 10 years to insure that its rhizomatous spreading trait reaches the end user along with the improved turf characteristics you expect from a Jacklin variety. Flame is aimed at eliminating the costly nylon netting used in commercial sod production of bunch-type tall fescue. Netting is a hassle for the sod producer to purchase and install and it is a hazard for sports fields where player’s cleats can catch on the net for years to come. Flame’s increased rhizomes and spreading ability enables quick establishment and ability to repair damaged turf on areas with traffic such as sports fields.


Improved Quality

Flame provides superior density, dark color, and fine leaf texture. In addition to being selected for its spreading ability, the parental clones used to develop Flame have improved crown density.



Flame is adaptable to different management regimes - high, medium and low; including cutting heights of 1 to 3 inches (2.5- 7.5 cm), with its best performance at 2-4 inches (5-10 cm).


Areas of Use

Flame is an excellent choice for use on home lawns, parks, athletic fields, golf course roughs or out-of-play areas and community green spaces.

Seeding Rate:
4-10 lbs./M*
1,000 sq.ft.