Fine Fescue

 

Strong Creeping Red Fescue

Festuca rubra ssp. rubra

Festuca rubra ssp. 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 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.

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

Rose City - is a beautiful strong creeping red fescue resulting from recurrent selections and crosses using plants from persistent older turfs and plants harvested from the Portland, Oregon area containing “Rose City Endophyte”

Garnet - Garnet has shown excellent performance at every maintenance level, from no-mow to fairway cutting heights of 1/2”. 

Jasper II - Jasper II is an excellent shade grass having both good shade tolerance and drought tolerance – tough competition against tree root. 
 

 

Hard Fescue 

Festuca brevipila

A short, 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.

Spartan II - Spartan II performs. It has high shade resistance and high density with stress tolerance that keeps weeds out.

 

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.

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

Windward - Windward chewings fescue, (tested as Pick FRC A-93) is a tough, long lived, endophyte enhanced Chewings fescue with excellent adaptation to shade, low fertility, and acid soils. Outstanding adaptation to severe turf usage conditions to nearly all others.

 

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.