Chewings fescue

The high shoot density and tolerance to close cutting makes the species particularly suitable for golf greens, tees, & fairways. Maintains good colour and a fine appearance throughout the year. Requires minimal water and fertiliser. Tolerates acidic soils.

Latin name:       Festuca rubra

Seeds/gram:     1000

Germination:     About 2 weeks

Shoot density:   450-800

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

Growth:             In tufts


Distinguishing features:

Leaves fine, stiff and filamentous
Young leaf folded in shoot (generally remains unfolded when mature) Ligule short, blunt and difficult to distinguish Roots bunched together No rhizomes Leaf sheath complete, not overlapping

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