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Fine Fescue

Fine Fescue

Festuca Rubra

Fine Fescue is cool-seasoned turf grass often used in a mixture to create a northern shade tolerant grass that has low moisture and fertilizer needs.


Does not tolerate over watering and should be kept at a mowing height of 2 to 3 1/2 inches.


Suitable for northern transition regions with a poor heat tolerance and an excellent cold tolerance.


  • Light-green
  • Bunching growth habit
  • Keeled leaf tip
  • Fine leaf texture
  • Narrow, finely-bladed


  • Eco-friendly
  • 5.5-7.0 soil pH tolerance
  • Poor wear tolerance
  • Excellent shade tolerance
  • Very good drought tolerance