Barnoble (Festuca arundinacea)
Darkest tall fescue for dry areas
- Dark green tall fescue
- Excellent drought tolerance (Green Earth!)
- Very low bio mass producer (Green Earth!)
- suitable for sub continental and mediterranean climate areas
- Very good mixture partner for Lolium perenne and Poa pratensis
Dark green tall fescue
Barnoble is one of the darkest green tall fescues within the Barenbrug variety range. It has been bred at Barenbrug Research in Mas Grenier (F) and the variety is genetically very similar to Barlexas II and Palladio.
Excellent drought tolerance
Barnoble outperforms other varieties in terms of maintaining its high ornamental value during and after a dry hot period. It retains its dark green colour and is not susceptible to diseases like leaf spot or brown patch.
Very low bio mass producer
Extensive trials at the independent research institute LANDLAB in Italy showed that Barnoble has a very low bio mass production. Barnoble produces 20% less clippings than a traditional tall fescue. This also means that on a yearly basis Barnoble requires 20% less mowing. During the growing season mowing can be reduced with one mowing turn a month!
For sub continental and mediterranean climate areas
Barnoble performs well in areas with water deficits and high temperatures but does also tolerate harsher winters. Therefore the variety fits well in the (sub)continental climate too.
Very good mixture partner for Lolium perenne and Poa pratensis
Barlexas II has been extensively tested in private trials at Barenbrug Research in the Netherlands,
France and Italy. Due to its dark green colour Barnoble blends very well with darker perennial rye grasses like Barlennium, Barblack, Pinnacle II and Anouk. Also the combination with Kentucky bluegrasses is successful when using drought tolerant varieties like Barduke, Barrister and Barimpala.