Festuca ovina or Festuca rubra when Sheep's Fesue not in stock.
- Sheep’s fescue or Creeping Red Fescue are short slow growing perennial grasses with fine, green or grey-green bristle like leaves.
- Individual plants form dense tufts which can be almost rosette like in form.
- Sheep's fescue is a stress tolerant, slow growing grass.
- It is widely distributed in Ireland on poor, shallow, usually well-drained soils.
- It is good at coping in stressed environments, but less able to compete against taller more vigorous grasses particularly on fertile soils.
- It is a very variable and adaptable plant species and can be found in both acid and calcareous grassland in a wide range of situations from sea cliffs to mountains.
- Ideal for mixing with wild-flower seeds to make a wildflower meadow.
Sowing rate 25kg per hectare 1kg covers 400m2