Fine Fescue

Creeping Red Fescue

Festuca rubra var. rubra

Festuca rubra rubra is the most robust and adaptable of the three. 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 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: 18 to 21 Days
Excellent as a component for shade and low maintenance areas.

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Chantilly - A-LIST! Creeping. High turf quality and disease resistance, excellent wear tolerance, and weed resistant.

Cindy Lou - Creeping. Aggressive rhizomes, fine leaf texture, density, quick spring green up, and winter color.

Class One - Creeping. Strong wear tolerance, high turf quality, density, and disease resistance.

Hard Fescue 

Festuca brevipila

Developed from the subspecies duriuscula, and now commonly known as Festuca brevipila, traditionally referenced as hard fescue. A tall, densely tufted 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 and performs in low maintenance areas.

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Eureka II - Hard. High shoot density, dark green color, drought tolerance, and low maintenance.

Chewings Fescue

Festuca rubra var. 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: 18 to 21 Days
Excellent as a component for salt rich soil and high traffic areas.

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Longfellow 3 - Chewings. Improved quality, excel­lent density, strong Red Thread and Dollar Spot resistance.

Wrigley II - Chewings. High turf quality, Pink Patch and Red Thread resistance, salt tolerance, and dark green color.

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.

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Quatro - Sheep. Extremely fine blades, a distinct deep dark color, shade tolerance, establishes rapidly with very slow plant growth.