Fine Fescue

  • Strong Creeping Red Fescue
  • Hard Fescue
  • Chewings Fescue
  • Sheeps Fescue

Strong Creeping Red Fescue

Festuca rubra ssp. rubra
Robust and adaptable. By forming strong rhizomes, it is able to close holes in the grass sward very quickly. It tolerates extreme summer temperatures better than other red fescues. Rubra ssp. rubra is faster to establish than trichophylla or commutata, and can be used individually or in conjunction with the other types of fescue for lawn renovation.

Establishment: 10 to 15 days
Excellent as a component for shade and low maintenance areas.

 

  • Tough persistent turfgrass
  • Excellent rhizome growth
  • Excellent performance
  • Dark green colour

Hard Fescue

Festuca brevipila
A short, densely tuffed species with strong roots, drought resistance and good seed yield. Primarily used to stabilize roadsides, ditch banks and burns.

Establishment: 18 to 21 days
Excellent as a component for drought tolerance in low maintenance areas.

 

  • Slow vertical growth
  • Low fertility turfgrass
  • Excellent winterhardiness
  • Medium-dark green colour

Chewings Fescue

Festuca rubra ssp. commutata
Festuca rubra commutata has no rhizomes (bunchgrass), but it has the highest density of the three types. When using commutata in mixtures, it is often necessary to add one of the other types of fescue with rhizomes (or Poa pratensis) for regrowth. It has better winterhardiness than other fescues. It is excellent for high traffic areas, especially golf greens.

Establishment: 8 to 12 days
Excellent as a component for salt rich soil and high traffic areas.

 

  • High endophyte levels
  • Low fertility turfgrass
  • Very winter hardy
  • Dark green colour

Sheeps Fescue

Festuca ovina var. ovina
A perennial sometimes found in acidic ground, and in mountain pasture, throughout Europe (with the exception of some Mediterranean areas) and eastwards across much of Asia; it has also been introduced to North America. Sheep's fescue is a drought resistant grass, commonly used on poor, well-drained mineral soil. It performs as a drought tolerant lawn grass.

Establishment: 18 to 21 days
Excellent shade tolerance and establishes rapidly.

 

  • Improved shade tolerance
  • Slow growing
  • Rapid establishment
  • Deep green colour