Fescues by Barenbrug

With a very fine leaf texture, low growth characteristics and exceptional density, fine fescues are a common component of shade mixtures, erosion control blends, and low-maintenance turf in golf and landscapes. In cooler, temperate climates, established fine fescue lawns also have good drought tolerance, low fertility requirements and will tolerate full sun. Barenbrug offers all five fine fescue species for use in mixes for landscape, golf, erosion control, un-mowed naturalized areas and low maintenance turf areas; each providing unique benefits to maximize turfgrass sustainability.


Barcrown II

Slender Creeping Red Fescue

  • Dark green color with fine leaves
  • Forms a very dense turf 
  • Very quick green-up in the spring
  • Excellent for shaded areas
  • Ideal in moderate, temperate climates
  • Mixes well with other fine fescue species

Slender creeping red fescue is not as dark in color as its “strong” counterpart, but is typically very dense, can tolerate low mowing (greens height), and offers quick spring green-up. It is also capable of spreading through underground rhizomes, however weaker than that of a strong creeper. Slender creepers make up a part of Barenbrug’s popular ‘Dunes’ Mixture.


Barcrown II slender creeping red fescue is the successor of Barcrown, a variety recognized worldwide. Barcrown II has a dark green color and has exhibited very strong performance in the NTEP Fine Fescue trial. Very dense and fine leaved with a high shoot density, Barcrown II is ideal for close mowing applications and has a very quick green-up in the spring. It mixes well with other fine leaf fescues and has strong shade tolerance.