Sheeps Fescue (Festuca ovina)
The finest leaved and least aggressive fescue which allows other delicate species room to establish. It only grows to 6 - 10 inches¯ and is very hardy and can be found in all areas of the UK. Although it provides only low levels of production, the forage it produces is of reasonable quality. It will grow on most soils and tolerates low fertility situations (1,200,000 seeds per kg).
The finest leaved and least aggressive fescue, it is found throughout the UK. It is hardy and drought resistant and will with-stand heavy grazing or close cutting, however it has a low forage yield. It is a useful species for providing a low growing, low maintenance green cover on difficult soils. It is one of the earlier fine fescues to flower in the spring.