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Creeping Red Fescue

Creeping Red Fescue

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Creeping Red Fescue is a non competitive drought-resistant grass - commonly found on poor, well-drained soil. A useful ingredient in flower meadow mixes. Per kg. More details below.



Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra) Seed

  • Like Sheep’s Fescue, Creeping Red Fescue is a short slow growing perennial grass with fine, green or grey-green bristle like leaves.
  • Individual plants form dense tufts which can be almost rosette like in form.
  • 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 flower seeds to make a flower meadow.

Height              30-45cm

Sowing rate     25kg per hectare  1kg covers 400m2

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