Americas Favorite 144416 50 lbs Creeping Red Fescue Grass Seed - VNS

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Creeping Red Fescue Grass (Festuca rubra) 

Creeping Red Fescue grass seed is widely planted for turf grass in the transition and Northern cool season areas. Creeping Red Fescue is a fine bladed grass with medium to dark green color. It is easily established from seed and spreads with rhizomes with a "creeping" growth habit.

While it persists in cool season climates,  Creeping Red Fescue is not as cold tolerant as Kentucky Bluegrass or Creeping Bentgrass. Its major use is for dry shaded areas as either a pure stand or as a mixture in other grass seed mixtures such as Bluegrass seed, creeping bent grass seed and Perennial Ryegrass seed. Even though it is one of the best grasses for use in shade... it will tolerate full sun conditions although this could require more water. Creeping Red Fescue is used extensively in all types of turf areas including parks, roadsides, lawns, fairways, cemeteries, airfields, and other turf areas.

Creeping Red Fescue seed can also be used to overseed warm-season turfs such as Bermudagrass. It grows best in well drained sites and in droughty, infertile soils. It does not tolerate wet soils or high fertilization rates, including highly fertile soils. -- Pernille, Evergreen, & Boreal are the more common varieties.

Creeping Red Fescue is a economical cool season grass with a very fine texture and is the most shade tolerant fescue. Creeping Red Fescue is one of the varieties of Red Fescue, called creeping due to it's rhizomes with which this grass spreads. Creeping Red Fescue is a shade tolerant, eco-friendly grass that is easy to grow from seed. Creeping Red Fescue is easy on the environment due to low water, mowing and fertilization requirements.

Botanical Name
Festuca rubra
Common Name
Creeping Red Fescue
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer
Mature Height
12-24" tall
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Item Unit
50 Pounds
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Grass Type
Cool Season
Seeds Per Pound
5 lbs covers aprox. 1,000 sq. ft.
25 lbs covers 5,000 sq. ft.
50 lbs covers 10,000 sq. ft.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Groundcover, Good For Erosion Control
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