The name fine fescue actually applies to several species of grasses in this group: red, chewings, hard, and sheep. Like the name implies, they are very fine textured with soft, needle-like blades. Fine fescues are popular because of their shade and soil 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