Sheeps Fescue

(Festuca ovina )

A fine leaved native fescue. Very slow growing so limited forage value but it is tolerant of low fertility situations. Very hardy and persistent


Grazing / Amenity

Sowing Rate

Up to 3 kg/acre within a mixture


Perennial 7+ Years

Sowing Period

May to August

Yield Potential

8t DM per ha.


A potential component for upland restoration type mixtures on marginal land. More useful for amenity uses.

Additional Info

A valuable option for areas under little management such as wildflower meadows where it presents little competition.

You can buy Sheeps Fescue or in the following Mixtures:

Herbal Ley

Multispecies mixture
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Organic Herbal Ley

Multispecies mixture
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GG45 Rough

Traditional rough mixture
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GG90 Heritage General Purpose Wildflower Mixture

Our most popular wildflower mixture. GG90 Heritage is a general purpose mixture that does well on most soil types.
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No perennial ryegrass mix
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