Botanical Name: Festuca arundinacea 'Marathon'
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Common Name: Tall Fescue, Marathon (turf)  
Plant photo of: Festuca arundinacea 'Marathon'
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Grass

 

Height Range

3-6'

 

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Sun

Full

 

Water

Low, Medium, Extra in Summer

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam

 

Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

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  • Description

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This grass is best when kept at about 2"-2.5" high, but it has a root depth of about 6'. It is a beautiful, dark green color all year and is used in a variety of locations.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build basin and water