Rhizomatous growth stabilises root zones and provides some recovery from damage. This species is used in turf production for binding. Strong creeping red fescue is not suited to close mown areas such as golf greens. It is however used in some tees and fairway mixtures as it has some regenerative capacity due to its rhizomes.
Latin name: Festuca rubra rubra
Germination: About 2 weeks
Shoot density: 250-450
Cutting height: Normal: 20-35mm
Not less than 12mm
Growth: Creeping long
• Leaves stiff and filamentous
• Young leaf folded in shoot (tends to remain unfolded when mature)
• Ligule short, blunt and difficult to distinguish
• Long rhizomes
• Leaf sheath complete, not overlapping
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