- A perennial bunch-grass
- Very winter hardy
- Slender, long leaves and more palatable than tall fescue
- Performs better than most grasses under hot, dry conditions.
- Seed at 18-20 lbs/acre (6-12 lbs/acre in mixes)
Meadow fescue originates mainly out of northern Europe and mountainous regions of southern Europe. Raskila is a medium maturing meadow fescue that combines very good yield potential throughout the growing season with strong resistance to diseases (especially that of rust and leaf spot) and excellent winter hardiness. It grows very well under cool moist conditions, tolerating wet and sometimes flooded soils; however, Raskila also is able to produce in climates somewhat drier and hotter than what most meadow fescues are capable of. Raskila has excellent quality, forms a thick sward and is an excellent choice for pasture or used as the grass component with alfalfa for hay or haylage.