Top-ranked on the STRI list for Lawn
A highly drought tolerant, low nutrient demand grass. Some cultivars tolerate very close mowing. A highly flexible species used in a diverse range of mixtures particularly suitable for sustainable golf course management programs.
It is particularly useful in low maintenance situations and has a tolerance to a wide range of soils from acidic to alkaline. Visually attractive if left uncut.
Latin name: Festuca ovina
Germination: 2-3 weeks
Shoot density: 800-1000 shoots/100cm2
Cutting height: Normal: 15-35mm
Not less than 5mm
Growth: In tufts
• Very fine leaved plant with high shoot density • Leaves are thread like, hairless with
a strongly ribbed ridged upper surface • Leaves greyish to blue green coloration
• Characteristically forms whorls as a mature plant, (Sheeps fescue) • Auricles are described as absent or much reduced • Ligule is very short • Rhizomes absent • Leaf sheaths open and overlapping
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