strong creeping red fescue

Strong Creeping Red Fescue Grass | Festuca Rubra Rubra

A narrow bladed strong creeping and binding grass with good wear and recovery characteristics suitable for many lawns. Also tolerant of disease and drought.

The above image shows this species left uncut and at the seeding stage.

Why do we use Slender Creeping Red Fescue in our Lawn Seed Mixtures?

  • Type of growth:                              rhizomatous growth spreading sideways
  • Creeping habit for density:           good
  • Turf binding for stability:               excellent
  • Self-repair and wear tolerance:    good
  • Disease tolerance:                          good
  • Drought tolerance:                         good
  • Shade tolerance:                             medium
  • Growth rate:                                    medium
  • Where used:                                    lawns and golf fairways. Ideal for slopes
  • Leaf type:                                         narrow flat
  • Ideal mowing height:                     20 to 35mm
  • Ideal pH:                                          5 to 7.5
  • Germination:                                  12-16 days @ 8 degrees or more