Festuca trachyphylla

Hard fescue

Top ranked on the STRI list

Perfect for low input
Manetto shows very high tolerance to red thread and winter foot rot. With limited wear and occasional drought and heat, Hard Fescue is one of the best possible species to choose.

Good colour
Manetto is number one for both summer greenness and winter greenness in the UK.

Top final result
The nice green colour, fine leaves and extreme density, make the lawn result from Manetto very beautiful. Especially under shade and low input conditions.


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

Red thread tolerance
Salt tolerance
Close mowing tolerance
  • Extremely dense turf
  • Very good resistance to winter foot rot
  • Adapted to low input
  • Dark colour

Manetto compared to other UK varieties

Source: STRI Bingley, 2009. Scores 1-9 = best