Creeping Red Fescue Grass Seed

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Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra)

Red fescue is a cool-season grass used in cool, shaded, mountain sites, such as camps, resorts, and cabins where low-input of mowing, fertilization, and irrigation is desired. It does not do well in hot climates, except in shady, dry situations. In areas where Kentucky bluegrass does well, red fescue forms an excellent companion grass to increase shade tolerance. Red fescue germinates and establishes slowly. It is moderately wear resistant.


A very fine-bladed grass with a deep green color. The leaves are folded in the bud, there are no auricles, and there is a short membranous ligule present. Red fescue has two distinct growing habits: creeping red fescue spreads very slow by very short rhizomes and Chewings fescue is a bunchgrass with an upright growth habit.

Maintenance
Red fescue requires very low maintenance. It does not require much fertilizer and does not need excessive amounts of water. A high mowing cut is recommended. Red fescue has a high tolerance for cold temperatures and shade, moderate tolerance for drought and wear, and low tolerance for heat.
Planting and management tips for red fescue

Mowing
Mow at 1.5 - 2.5 inches or keep unmowed as a groundcover.

Fertilizing
Fertilize using 1 - 2 lbs. nitrogen/1000 sq. ft. per year during the period of active growth (March - June; October - December).

Planting
Seed at 5 lbs. seed/1000 sq. ft.

Irrigation
A low to moderate amount of water is required. Water 1 - 2 times/week during the warm season; red fescue can go dormant in the summer if watered too infrequently or if no water is available.

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    William Myers W. M. William M.
    16-02-2024

    Still waiting of fescue

    Your stupid surveys need to learn what your shipping is doing. My seed is still at your company, Helpful customer service lady said might be shipped 2/14 or 2/15, been no updates to me what you are doing. I’ll evaluate the product when I see if it grows. Not by how many surveys you can send

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    William Myers W. M. William M.
    16-02-2024

    Still waiting of fescue

    Your stupid surveys need to learn what your shipping is doing. My seed is still at your company, Helpful customer service lady said might be shipped 2/14 or 2/15, been no updates to me what you are doing. I’ll evaluate the product when I see if it grows. Not by how many surveys you can send

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    Bruce Salta B. . S. Bruce . S.
    07-09-2023

    I think Rich B review is fake.

    Who is going to take the time to say the seed is great. That is not a review it is an advertisement. It reviews and says nothing.

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    Rich Brail R. B. Rich B.
    18-09-2022

    Creeping Red Fescue

    Outstanding grass seed product for NY area.

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