Germination Period: 10-14 days. Dark green, green color. Thick coarse characteristics. Requires good drainage and acid soil. Grows in full sun and light shade within cool temperate climates. Good for quick cover. Excellent for play areas, slopes and terraces. Roadside, athletic fields, home lawns in the transition zone, now being used in more areas; good drought tolerance; select “turf-type” tall fescues for lawn or athletic applications.