Here you can
see how rhizomes of RTF form new plants
Rhizomatous Tall Fescue (RTF™) is a new type of
tall fescue, which produces rhizomes. A rhizome is an underground
stem that tills through the soil to spread the plant underground and
form new growth. RTF behaves like a bluegrass but will survive the
transition zone climate as well as other turf type tall fescues. RTF
is a unique type of tall fescue with the variety LABARINTH being the
first variety ever of this type of tall fescue.
What makes RTF unique?
Unlike other Tall Fescues, RTF has the ability to repair
itself. Traditional tall fescue grasses will clump together, not
filling in the bare spots and producing an uneven lawn. With bare
spots, weeds are more apt to take over the lawn.
What makes RTF unique is its ability
to fill in these open areas with rhizomes. Young plants first build
the root and shoot system to sustain life; then concentrate on a
bare area of lawn with rhizomes, knitting the lawn together.
RTF’s rapid germination ensures
quick establishment of your new lawn. While overseeding an existing
lawn, the quick germination allows RTF to compete successfully with
the old turf, eliminating the clumps and bare spots forever.