Rembrandt Tall fescueRembrandt Tall fescue ranked # 1 for overall turf quality five years in a row in the NTEP trials. It persists in cool season areas and warmer areas in the transition zone.

Characteristics

  • Highly ranked in 2005 NTEP trials under lower input maintenance regime
  • Ranked #1 of 129 varieties for overall turf quality in 1996 - 2001 NTEP trials
  • Dark green genetic color
  • Medium fine leaf texture
  • Very shade and traffic tolerant
  • Highly ranked at all fertility levels and mowing heights
  • Very drought and heat tolerant
  • High Endophyte enhancement very good insect resistance

2002-2005 NTEP Data Mean Turfgrass quality ratings of Tall fescue cultivars at sixteen locations in the US (Table 1) maintained under “Schedule A”

Rebel IV 6.3
DaVinci 6.2
Blackwatch 6.1
Tar Heel II 6.0
Picasso 6.0
Masterpiece 6.0
Rembrandt 6.0
Grande II 5.9
Constitution 5.9
Tuxedo 5.8
Jaguar 3 5.7
Millennium 5.7
Barrera 5.6
KY-31 E+ 3.6
LSD at 5% 0.2

Turfgrass Quality Ratings 1-9; 9 = Ideal Turf Selected varieties including highest and lowest