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Sheep's or Creeping Red Fescue

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Sheep's or Creeping Red Fescue

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Sheep's Fescue and Creeping Red Fescue are non competitive drought-resistant grasses - commonly found on poor, well-drained soil. Per kg. More details below.



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.

Height              30-45cms

Sowing rate     25kg per hectare  1kg covers 400m2


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