RTF - Rhizomatous Tall Fescue

RTF® is the only Tall Fescue with true rhizomes. Rhizomes help RTF quickly fill in damaged and bare spots in your turf with new shoots of grass. This results in less over-seeding, fewer weed problems and no wide-leafed ugly clumps of grass like other tall fescues can form. RTF’s extensive root system has the ability to draw moisture from a deep soil profile, which helps it use less water and makes it adaptable in a wide range of soils. It has excellent heat and drought tolerance, with less irrigation. A New Mexico State University trial proved RTF maintained high turf quality with 30% less water.


Self-repairing Turf

  • Quickly fills in damaged or open spots with new shoots of grass

  • High level of traffic tolerance

  • Dense turf without open areas prevents weed growth


Strong, deep root system and drought tolerance

  • Rapid development of a deep root system

  • Excellent drought and heat tolerance with less irrigation

  • Adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions


Grows great in sun or shade

  • Excellent in the transition zone climate and other tall fescue turf regions

  • Will not brown out in the intense summer heat

  • One of the most shade tolerant cool season grasses


Excellent color and density

  • Has fine leaves which produce a very dense, uniform sod

  • Early spring green-up

  • Withstands stressful hot temperatures and keeps its rich green color


Excellent insect and disease resistance

  • Endophyte enhanced for improved insect, disease and drought tolerance

  • Environmentally friendly, reduces chemical and fertilizer inputs