A select blend of premium tall fescue varieties. These varieties are among the ones used to grow the famous Medallion sod. The varieties used in this blend have been tested by the USDA, the University of California and in Pacific Sod research trials in Camarillo California. These grasses have proven to be among the best tall fescues for California and Nevada lawns.
- Medium leaf texture
- Deep root system ( 1 1/2 – 3 ft.)
- Heat tolerant
- Moderate shade tolerance
- Grows in wide range of soils
- No thatch buildup
- Durable leaf blades
- Improved disease resistance
- Newest varieties
- 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 moderate use
- Lower maintenance costs and improved turf
- Better appearance over old varieties/li>
Traffic areas where appearance and low maintenance are important. Lawns, Playgrounds, Parks, Cemeteries, Commercial developments, Golf Courses. “Medallion” is an excellent choice in hot inland valleys where it will maintain its deep green color year round.
New turf: 10-12 pounds per 1000 square feet (400-500 pounds per acre).
Overseeding: 8-10 pounds per 1000 square feet (300-400 pounds per acre).
Germination: 10-14 days with proper irrigation. Slower in cooler weather and shade areas.
First mowing: Approximately 3-4 weeks.
First limited use: Approximately 6-8 weeks. Longer in cooler weather and shade areas.
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 to 3 inches in warm seasons, 1-1/2 to 2 inches in cool seasons.
“Medallion” is a registered trademark of Pacific Sod. The seed mixture is produced and packaged under license for sale by Stover Seed Company and is available only from Stover Seed, Pacific Sod, or an authorized dealer. The turf varieties used in this mixture are exclusively distributed by Stover Seeed and represent some of the most recent developments in turfgrass breeding. All grasses used in this mixture are protected from reproduction under the Plant Variety Protection Act. Accept no substitutions.
2nd Millennium Tall Fescue
Focus Tall Fescue
Bingo Tall Fescue
98% Minimum purity
90% Minimum germination
230,000 seeds per pound
National Tall Fescue Test
Turf Quality Ratings 1-9; 9=ideal turf
2005 Data, Southwest Region
- Chipper (#1 rank)7.1
- Jaguar 36.8
- 2nd Millennium*6.7
- Olympic Gold6.7
- KY-31 E5.2
- LSD Value 0.2
National Tall Fescue Test
2005 Data, Brown Patch Ratings
1-9; 9=no disease
- Magellan (#1 rank)6.3
- Jaguar 35.9
- 2nd Millennium*5.6
- Tulsa II4.7
- LSD Value .09
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 at www.ntep.org.
* Denotes varieties used in Medallion. First and last scoring varieties are listed.