Festuca commutata

Chewings fescue

Disease tolerant, dark green - "par excellence" lawn type

High disease tolerance = better sustainability
GREENMILE is ranked number one for red thread, rust and leaf spot tolerance in French official trials!

Darker than most chewings red fescues
GREENMILE is ranked as one of the darkest chewings red fescue varieties. This can be a criteria for incorporation in some mixtures with darker varieties of other species.

A "lawn variety" par excellence
GREENMILE will perform very well in all kinds of "lawn uses" from the low cut UK lawns (10-12 mm) to the higher cut German and French lawns (2,5 - 3,5 cm).

Qualifying for all uses in the German RSM (2013) - Scale:  1-9, 9 is best:

  • 8 = score for adaptation to Lawn
  • 8 = score for adaptation to Greens
  • 8 = score for adaptation to Sport
  • 7 = score for adaptation to Extensive use



Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Red thread tolerance
Salt tolerance
Close mowing tolerance
  • Excellent red thread, leaf spot and rust tolerance
  • Darker green attractive colour
  • High turf value in lawns from 8-35 mm cutting height
  • Good resistance to snow mold

Performance in close mown lawn trials

Source: STRI Bingley 2014 - Table L3 Lawn

Resistance to
Red thread
Average 39 varieties 6,8 6,8 6,2
Greenmile 7,6 7,5 6,4

Scale 1-9, 9 = best, more dense etc.

Disease tolerance

Source: GEVES Bulletin Gazon 2013. 1-9, 9 = best