Red Fescue

Grass
(Festuca rubra rubra)

A useful component of grazing mixtures or horse paddocks with its creeping growth habit giving a dense sward. Although it does not have the same quality and yield potential as other grasses it has valuable characteristics in some circumstances and can be cut or grazed.

Uses

Grazing/Amenity

Sowing Rate

Up to 5 kg/acre within a mixture

Persistence

Perennial 7+ Years

Sowing Period

March to August

Yield Potential

10t DM per ha.

Management

Best used within a mixture of complimentary specie. Slower recovery from grazing compared with ryegrass so care should be taken not to overgraze.

Additional Info

Common component within amenity mixtures. A low-cost option that can provide quick green cover that might be under less management such as slopes or banks.

You can buy Red Fescue or in the following Mixtures:

Hermitage ™

Multispecies mixture
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Organic Hermitage

Multispecies mixture
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PP1

Hay/grazing with clover
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PP2

Grazing only with clover
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PP3

Hay/grazing no clover
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PP4

Grazing only no clover
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Beetlebank Mixture

Mixture that has been designed to create wildlife habitats within farming environments.
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Specie Rich Grassland - Basic

Mixture containing 15% native Scottish flowers and sympathetic grass species for recreating a species rich grassland.
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Specie Rich Grassland - Diverse

Mixture containing 15% native Scottish flowers and sympathetic grass species for recreating a species rich grassland.
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GG1 Universal (with ryegrass)

One of our most popular mixtures for general landscaping, lawns, parkland, housing and industrial estates.
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GG2 Fine Universal (without ryegrass)

A finer non–ryegrass version of our popular universal landscape for more ornamental uses.
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GG4 Coastal

For coastal areas and verges of heavily salted roads
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GG5 Road Verges

For road verges and motorway embankments
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GG6 Banking

For motorway embankments, river banks and areas prone to soil erosion requiring stabilisation
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GG8 Shade

For all shaded areas under trees and building surrounds
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GG20 Sportsgrounds Mixture

Traditional rough mixture
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GG22 Premier Pitch Renovation

For general sports areas and cricket outfields.
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GG23 Universal Renovation

A more general renovation mixture for winter pitches and heavy wear areas
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GG40 Greens

Quality specification mixture for the renovation and construction of greens
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GG42 All Fescue

New mixture for over seeding and construction using high specification fescues only
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GG43 Tees

Traditional tees mix for over seeding and construction
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GG43R Tees with Ryegrass

Traditional tees mix with ryegrass for over seeding and construction.
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GG44 Fairways

Traditional fairway mix for over-seeding and construction
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GG44R Fairways with Ryegrass

Traditional fairway mix with ryegrass for over-seeding and construction
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GG45 Rough

Traditional rough mixture
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GG93 Wetland Wildflower Mixture

A mixture of wildflowers of Scottish and British provenance for use in wet areas surrounding ponds, rivers and streams
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GG94 Woodland Wildflower Mixture

A mixture of Scottish and British provenance wildflowers, this mix is for areas with very low light levels
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PP5

No perennial ryegrass mix
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