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Fine Fescue Fine Fescue anatomy

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Fine Fescue

The name fine fescue is actually a "coverall" for the various species of grasses in this group: red, chewings, hard, and sheep. Like the name implies, they are very fine textured with needle-like blades. Fine fescues are popular because of their shade tolerance. However, they do not tolerate heat and dry conditions.

  • Width: 1/16" or less
  • Tip/blade: blade is "hair-like" with a fine tip
  • Color: dull, or gray-green color
  • Feel: very soft feel
  • Growth: grows fast
  • Additional: red or purplish colored base; crushes easily; does not tolerate drought