Strong creeping red fescue

Rhizomatous growth stabilises root zones and provides some recovery from damage. This species is used in turf production for binding. Strong creeping red fescue is not suited to close mown areas such as golf greens. It is however used in some tees and fairway mixtures as it has some regenerative capacity due to its rhizomes.


 

Latin name:        Festuca rubra rubra

Seeds/gram:     800

Germination:      About 2 weeks

Shoot density:    250-450
                          shoots/100cm2

Cutting height:   Normal: 20-35mm
                          Not less than 12mm

Growth:              Creeping long
                          rhizomes

 

Distinguishing features:

Leaves stiff and filamentous


Young leaf folded in shoot (tends to remain unfolded when mature)


Ligule short, blunt and difficult to distinguish

Long rhizomes


Leaf sheath complete, not overlapping 

Filter by attributes

Turf attributes

Turf colour

 

Compare varieties

Select up to 3 varieties to compare.