Strong creeping red fescue (Festuca rubra rubra)
Strong creeping red fescue is the most widely used of the fescue species. It is used in a wide range of situations, from golf course fairways to lawns and through to playing fields. Its main attribute is its drought tolerance and its creeping growth habit which means it can regenerate and recover from damage. As with other fescue species it is not tolerant of high wear and should therefore be mixed with perennial ryegrass when wear tolerance is required.