Red Fescue, Creeping Red Fescue
Some of these grasses are ornamental; others are used for lawns, erosion control, or pasture. All need good drainage, can withstand dry conditions and severe frosts. Clumps can be divided in fall.Festuca rubra
This turf grass spreads by rhizomes. Principal use is in blends with bluegrass or other lawn grasses; is also used to overseed Bermuda lawns in winter. Narrow dark green blades. Not fussy about soil. Can be used alone (many varieties are available); mow to 1 1/2–2 in. high. One of the most shade-tolerant of good lawn grasses. Unmowed, all types of red fescue make an attractive meadow on slopes too steep to mow.
Native to much of the northern hemisphere. Flat, basal rosette spreads vigorously by underground runne...
This strain grows to 20 in. tall and wide, with variegated foliage and blue, red, pink, purple, or whi...
Native to Europe. Plants grow 1–3 ft. tall. Nodding flowers to 2 in. across; short, knobby spurs...