Festuca rubra var. rubra
fess-TEW-kuh ROO-bruh variety ROO-bruh
creeping red fescue
Herbaceous perennial, Poales (grass-like)
Key ID Features:
Bunching, thatchy, aggressive, dense sod habit without stolons, rhizomes present, bent culms bent; leaf vernation folded but hard to see (bristle-like leaves), blade slightly folded, <2mm wide, deeply ridged on upper surface (heavily veined), tips rounded and not boat-shapes; auricles absent; ligule <0.3mm, truncate; sheath base reddish, round to very slightly compressed, wider than blade.
Creeping / Mat-like
Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Golf green, Green roof technology
Colour in Summer:
Green, Blades purplish near collar.
Leaves folded in the bud.
- not used (on campus)
- (TFL) Turf Field Lab