Hard Fescue Grass | Festuca Trachyphylla

Hard Fescue Grass | Festuca Trachyphylla

The above image shows this species left uncut.

Very similar to Sheeps fescue

Why do we use this in our Lawn Seed Mixtures?

  • Type of growth:                                      densely tufted
  • Creeping habit for density:                   none
  • Turf binding for stability:                       good
  • Self-repair and wear tolerance:            medium
  • Disease tolerance:                                  good
  • Drought tolerance:                                 excellent
  • Shade tolerance:                                     excellent
  • Growth rate:                                            medium
  • Where used:                                            dry and shady lawns, golf courses
  • Leaf type:                                                 fine round
  • Ideal mowing height:                             30 to 40mm
  • Ideal pH:                                                  5 to 7.5
  • Germination:                                          slow 14-20 days @ 10 degrees or more