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Chewing fescue

Festuca rubra L. Ssp communata


  • Produces fine, dense turf.
  • Has the finest leaves of all the species.
  • This is the most attractive red fescue.
  • Grows fairly slowly.
  • Withstands low maintenance.
  • Enhances poor soils quite well.


  • Quite slow establishment.
  • This is the red fescue most sensitive to drought.
  • Some varieties are susceptible to red thread.
  • Low tolerance to trampling and tearing.
  • Thatchy.