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What Type of Grass Grows in the Shade?

By Susan Steele ; Updated September 21, 2017

Fescue is a type of grass that grows well in the shade. Fine fescue grows well in either full sun or full shade and tall fescue grows well in full sun or partial shade.



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Susan Steele has been an avid writer for more than 25 years. Steele's articles covering gardening and other topics have been published on a variety of well-known websites, such as eHow, Garden Guides and Answerbag. She graduated from Ashland Community and Technical College with a degree in data-entry operation.