Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra rubra)
This common grass, as its name implies, has creeping roots which enable it to remain green in dry times. Pastures can benefit from this grass as it makes a good bottom. However this can also be a disadvantage as it stifles some of the more delicate species. It should therefore be used with caution. An alternative fescue, such as sheeps, red or slender creeping red will allow the development of finer species. However, creeping red fescue is an inexpensive seed and can be included in simple mixtures, particularly those with cocksfoot (950,000 seeds per kg).
Creeping Red Fescue
Often known as Strong Red Fescue, this common grass, as its name implies, has creeping rhizomes . It has a more vigorous creeping habit than some similar species which can help to create a dense, hardwearing turf or sward. These shallow creeping roots help it to remain green even in drier soils.