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RTF-Rhizomatous Tall Fescue is a new generation of tall fescue bred by Barenbrug Research that produces rhizomes. A rhizome is an underground stem that grows outwards from the main plant, producing more shoots as it goes.

RTF performs well in drought, doesn’t mind being waterlogged in flooding, is shade tolerant, salt tolerant and is incredibly hardwearing, making it suitable for a wide variety of uses including coastal sites.

Roots up to 1.5 metres deep making this turf extremely drought tolerant and needs far less water than conventional cool season grasses. In fact RTF comes with the prestigious Waterwise Marque to highlight this water efficient product.

It offers superior surface traction strength, stability and recovery and has proven performance for football, rugby, golf, polo pitches and racecourses. The mixture is also suitable for professional landscape projects and walkways.

Good for soil stabilization projects due to the deep roots and rhizome production and thick dense grass sward.

Typical Seed Composition - RTF Grass Species

  • 25% Labarinth – Rhizomatous Tall Fescue
  • 65% Barcesar / Barlexas II – Tufted Tall Fescue
  • 10% Julius – Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass