LONGFELLOW II is the newest and best of the improved chewing fescues in North America. It is a deep dark green variety that exhibits aggressive fine textured shoots and a unique, compact winter dormant growth habit. It has a re- duced rate of vertical growth that results in less mowing, has good shade tolerance, and is adapted to low fertility and moderately high soil pH conditions. Longfellow II requires soils with good to excellent internal drainage for optimal turf performance. It is endophyte enhanced to provide added disease and insect resistance.