Slender Red Fescue

Slender Creeping Red Fescue has narrow leaves and slightly tufted swards. The leaves of the grass are bright green and have slight reddish hues. When flowering, the grass features between 4-10 spikelets which individually grow to approximately 15mm each.



Slender Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra litoralis) is a perennial plant that grows all year round in most conditions. In the summer months the grass will reach a maximum height of 20cm and upwards. It will also appear bolder in colour and have more spikelets and flowers then, when compared to the colder seasons.

Being a native species to the UK, Slender Creeping Red Fescue is a hardy grass and will grow in all climates. The grass grows naturally in pH neutral or acidic soils and has a certain tolerance to salt. Because of this it is mainly found on roadsides, roundabouts, parks and other urban areas. This species also has a higher tolerance for drought and shade conditions.