Creaping Red Fescue Festuca rubra
Good winter hardiness
Copes with low fertility soil
Gives good bottom due to creeping habit
May not be palatable due to bristle like leaves, but is favoured by horses
Digestibility and mineral content may be low
Pure fescue sward can lead to fescue toxicity
Uses for Creeping Red Fescue
Frequently used for sports turf, and horse paddocks where it produces a good hard wearing turf helped by its creeping
growth habit. Unfortunately its popularity in sports turf helps to keep the price of seed high, otherwise it might
be used more for horse pastures.
Physical Characeristics of Creeping Red Fescue
Leaf blade rolled and bristle like.