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Triple Crown Dwarf

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:

  • Medium-fine texture
  • Deep root system ( 1 1/2 – 3 ft.)
  • Heat tolerant
  • Shade tolerant
  • Grows in wide range of soils
  • No thatch buildup
  • Durable leaf blades
  • Improved disease resistance
  • Newest varieties

BENEFITS:

  • Attractive, uniform appearance
  • Improved drought tolerance
  • Better summer performance than ryegrass
  • Only one grass needed for entire landscape
  • Reduces soil preparation costs
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Withstands heavy use
  • Lower maintenance costs and improved turf quality
  • 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

University of Arizona
1996 Bermudagrass Trial**
Overall Turf Quality 1-9; 9=ideal turf


  • Scorpio (#1 rank) 6.3
  • Millennium* 6.2
  • Bonsai 2000*6.1
  • Anthem II6.1
  • Wildfire6.0
  • Jaguar 36.0
  • Shortstop II5.9
  • Bonsai5.6
  • Arid5.0
  • KY-313.6


  • LSD Value 0.2

University of Arizona
1996 Bermudagrass Trial**
Turf Density Ratings 1-9; 9=max density


  • Jaguar 3 (#1 rank)6.7
  • Millennium*6.3
  • KY-316.3
  • Wildfire6.0
  • Bonsai 2000*5.9
  • Brandy5.9
  • Barlexas5.6
  • Arabia5.5
  • Shortstop II5.2


  • LSD Value 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

Recent Planting Sites

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

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