Chewing's fescue is typically medium green in color and has good shade tolerance. It has a bunch-type growth habit and prefers to grow in low nutrient soils as well as moderately cool climates like coastal regions of the Northwest and Northeast United States/Canada. Chewing’s fescues make up a part of Barenbrug’s popular ‘Dunes’ Mixture.
Sandrine chewings fescue shows improved turf quality over Bridgeport II, a medium green color, and is very dense with very fine leaf texture. It has excellent seedling vigor, fast spring green-up and is resistant to dollar spot and red thread. This fine leaf fescue is moderately drought-tolerant, and is remarkable under low maintenance conditions. It mixes well with other fine fescue species, Kentucky bluegrass, and perennial.