Barlexas II

The darkest tall fescue with outstanding turf quality!

  • Exceptional drought tolerance, minimal irrigation required!
  • Stable dark-green colour.
  • High resistance to brown patch (Rhizoctonia).
  • Closer mowing possible.
  • Multi-purpose application.
  • Atlantic climate
  • Nordic climate
  • Continental climate
  • Mediterranean climate

In terms of performance Barlexas II is Barenbrug’s best tall fescue for north-western and central Europe. Barlexas II outperforms other varieties in terms of homogeneity of sward, high ornamental value and high wear and drought tolerance. Moreover Barlexas II maintains its colour in summer despite heat and drought and is not susceptible to leaf spot or brown patch. Barlexas II also has a wide germination temperature range. This means the variety is able to germinate at both high and low temperatures.


Barlexas II is a versatile Festuca arundinacea variety suitable for:

  • Ornamental lawns
  • General landscaping
  • Turf production
  • Sport
    • golf courses: fairways and tees
    • football and rugby pitches


Colour and leaf texture
Dark-green coloured medium broad-leaved tall fescue variety.


Partner varieties in mixtures
Barlexas II has been extensively tested in private trials at Barenbrug Research in the Netherlands, France and Italy. For landscape, fairway and tee applications, Barlexas II mixes well with Poa pratensis and Lolium perenne species, and in warm dry areas preferably with drought-tolerant varieties such as Barimpala and Barlennium. More continental areas are best covered with partners such as Bariris and Barminton or Barfriso.


Additional features

Barlexas II

Festuca arundina
Seeds per gram
Optimal pH range
5.5 - 7.0
Salt tolerance
Maintenance required
Shade tolerance
very good
Water requirement
very low
Thatch build-up
Wear tolerance
Speed of establishment
Fineness of leaves
Self recovery capacity
Colour darkness
Tolerance to brown patch
Less irrigation required
Less nitrogen required
Less frequent mowing possible
Germination energy at low temperature
Festuca arundinacea

Tall fescue is a deep rooting and drought tolerant specie growing well in both dry and humid conditions. Tall fescue is able to survive medium harsh winters and starts growing early after winter, thanks to its efficient storage of carbon hydrates in the extensive root system.

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