Slender creeping red fescue

The high shoot density and tolerance to close cutting makes the species particularly suitable for golf greens, tees & fairways.Moderately salt tolerant. The runners can regenerate cover in worn areas. Mixes well with Festuca rubra commutata.


Latin name:        Festuca rubra litoralis

Seeds/gram:     1000

Germination:      About 2 weeks

Shoot density:    450-800 shoots/100cm2

Cutting height:   Normal: 20-35mm
                          Not less than 5mm

Growth:              Creeping with short rhizomes

 

Distinguishing features:

Leaves stiff and filamentous
Young leaf folded in shoot (generally remains unfolded when mature) Ligule short, blunt and difficult to distinguish Short rhizomes Leaf sheath complete, not overlapping

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