Chewing fescue Festuca rubra L. Ssp communata
- Produces fine, dense turf.
- Has the finest leaves of all the species.
- This is the most attractive red fescue.
- Grows fairly slowly.
- Withstands low maintenance.
- Enhances poor soils quite well.
- Quite slow establishment.
- This is the red fescue most sensitive to drought.
- Some varieties are susceptible to red thread.
- Low tolerance to trampling and tearing.