Sheep Fescue is medium to dark Blue-green in color. Sheep fescue is at home in low maintenance and shady situations where trees compete for nutrients and water. This grass performs well in open sun and moderate shade. It exhibits a very fine almost wiry texture and when left unmowed grows 12 to 15 inches long giving a meadow effect.
Very fine texture
Slow but persistant grower
Medium Blue-green color
Long, slender leaf blades
Uniform growth habit
Mature stands are compettitive
Attractive in an ornamental planting
Useful in shade mixtures
Attractive as slope or ground cover
Ground cover or slope mixtures for erosion control as an unmowed grass. Can be mixed with wildflowers. Ski Slopes, Roadside or ornamental plantings, vineyards, orchards, cemeteries.
New turf or ground cover: 5-7 pounds per 1000 square feet depending on weather other grasses or wildflowers are being used in the seed mix. Overseeding: Up to 5 pounds per 1000 square feet.
Emergence: 10-21 days. Establishment: 6-8 weeks. Best seeded in Fall, winter and spring.
Growing region: A cool season best adapted to well drained soils. pH Range: Will tolerate slightly acid conditions. Salinity: Not tolerant of saline conditions.