Formerly known as Festuca longifolia. Densely tufted, cool season, long-lived perennial bunchgrass with a massive, fibrous, shallow root system. Adapted to a wide range of soil conditions except for standing wet or strongly alkaline sites. Establishment is slow but persistent with mature stands being very competitive. Good palatability to livestock and excellent for wildlife. Also used for controlling erosion and as a turfgrass.
Developed from single plant selections from Scaldis, Waldina and Biljart. These selections were used to achieve a medium dark green color, instead of the normal gray-green. Useful as a drought hardy, low-maintenance turfgrass. (Released 1989, source of ecotype: existing varieties)