Rhizomatous Tall Fescue (RTF®) is an advanced generation of turf-type tall fescue which produces rhizomes. A rhizome is an underground stem that penetrates laterally through the soil to spread the plant. Rhizomes send shoots up to the soil surface while extending new roots downward, forming a new plant. The rhizomatous nature of RTF is similar to Kentucky bluegrass. However, unlike Kentucky bluegrass RTF will survive the transition zone climate and other tall fescue turf regions.


Self-Repairing Turf

  • Quickly fills in damaged or open spots with new shoots of grass.
  • High level of traffic tolerance.
  • A 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 turf.
  • 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.
Improved Value for the Turf Professional
  • RTF® sod requires less overseeding, has fewer weed problems and prevents "wide-leafed ugly clumps" of tall fescue plants which are common in other tall fescue turf.
  • Young plants first build the root and shoot system then concentrate on producing rhizomes. With RTF sod, the rhizomes are already developed.
  • RTF sod, with the aid of rhizomes anchors itself faster, water requirements are reduced and turf can be utilized sooner.

RTF is a registered trademark of Barenbrug USA. U.S. Patent No. 6,677,507

Fresh cut through RTF

Re-growth after 2 months

Re-growth after 4 months

Re-growth after 11 months

RTF is excellent for:

  • Home lawns
  • Sports fields
  • Parks
  • Golf courses
  • Commercial sites

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