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Hard and sheep's fescues

Festuca ovina L.


  • Very fine foliage and very dense turf. One of the most attractive species.
  • Good drought tolerance, remains green for a quite long period in the summer.
  • Enhances poor soils very well.
  • Tolerates sandy soils well.
  • Excellent disease resistance.
  • Very slow growth.
  • Withstands close mowing.
  • Ideal for extensive management.


  • Slow and difficult to establish.
  • Very susceptible to trampling.
  • Non-aggressive species affected by competition in the mixes.
  • Does not tolerate heavy soils.
  • Leaves tend to turn yellow in winter.