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Triple Crown Dwarf Dwarf Tall Fescue Blend
Dwarf Tall Fescue Blend


Description

A blend of three elite turf-type tall fescues that exhibit a dwarf growth habit. "Triple Crown Dwarf" exhibits outstanding dark green color and fine texture with improved mowability and is one of the most drought and wear tolerant of cool season grasses. The varieties chosen for this blend represent the top performers in recent USDA and University of California turf trials.


Characteristics

FEATURES:

BENEFITS:


Medium-fine texture Attractive, uniform appearance
Deep root system ( 1 1/2 - 3 ft.) Improved drought tolerance
Heat tolerant Better summer performance than ryegrass
Shade tolerant Only one grass needed for entire landscape
Grows in wide range of soils Reduces soil preparation costs
No thatch buildup Reduced maintenance costs
Durable leaf blades Withstands heavy use
Improved disease resistance Lower maintenance costs and improved turf quality
Newest varieties Better appearance over old varieties

Uses

Traffic areas where appearance and low maintenance are important:
Lawns, Playgrounds, Parks, Cemeteries, Commercial developments, Sportsturf.
"Triple Crown Dwarf" is an excellent choice in hot inland valleys where it will maintain its deep green color year round.


Seeding Rates

New turf: 10-12 pounds per 1000 square feet (400-500 pounds per acre).
Overseeding: 6-8 pounds per 1000 square feet (250-350 pounds per acre).


Establishment

Germination: 10-14 days with proper irrigation.
First mowing: Approximately 25 days.
First limited use: Approximately 40 days.


Adaptability & Care

Climatic Conditions: All (except high altitude)
Soils: All types
pH range: 5.5 to 6.5 preferred, 4.7 to 8.5 tolerated
Fertilization: 2 to 4 pounds of actual nitrogen per year in a balanced fertilizer
Mowing height: 2-3 inches in warm seasons, 1 1/2 - 2 inches in cool seasons.


Quality Assurance

"Triple Crown Dwarf" is a registered trademark of Stover Seed Company and is available only from Stover Seed or an authorized dealer. The ingredients used in "Triple Crown Dwarf" are exclusively distributed by Stover Seed and represent the latest improvements in turfgrass breeding and development.
Accept no substitutions.


Ingredients & Specifications

Bonsai 2000 (Dwarf) Tall Fescue
Millennium (Dwarf) Tall Fescue
Wildfire (Dwarf) Tall Fescue

98% Minimum purity
90% Minimum germination


Test Data

1996 National Tall Fescue Test
1997-2000 Data,
Quality Ratings 1-9; 9=ideal turf
Cool-Arid Zones (incl. Calif.)

Scorpio (#1 rank)
Millennium*
Bonsai 2000*
Anthem II
Wildfire
Jaguar 3
Shortstop II
Bonsai
Arid
KY-31

LSD Value

6.3
6.2
6.1
6.1
6.0
6.0
5.9
5.6
5.0
3.6

0.2


1996 National Tall Fescue Test
1997-2000 Data
Brown Patch Ratings 1-9; 9=no disease
15 Locations in the U.S.

Jaguar 3 (#1 rank)
Millennium*
KY-31
Wildfire
Bonsai 2000*
Brandy
Barlexas
Arabia
Shortstop II

LSD Value

6.7
6.3
6.3
6.0
5.9
5.9
5.6
5.5
5.2

0.6


To determine whether a cultivar's performance is truly different from another, subtract one entry's mean from another entry's mean. If this value is larger than the LSD value, the observed difference in cultivar performance is significant and did not happen by chance. Complete tables available upon request.
* Denotes varieties used in Triple Crown Dwarf. Complete tables available upon request or contact www.ntep.org


Quality Assurance

Bolsa Chica Softball Fields, Huntington Beach
Rosedale Union high School
Paso Robles Unified School District



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