Strong creeping red fescue is dark green in color and has good shade tolerance. They are also capable of spreading through underground rhizomes. Strong creepers are often known to build up thatch if not cultivated periodically. Best uses of this variety would include fairways, rough, lawns, and parks.
Contender strong creeping red fescue is ideal in mixtures with all cool season species except Tall Fescue. Ideally suited for well-drained soils, this creeper exhibits strong shade tolerance, especially in drier conditions. Contender provides fine leaf texture, density, and the ability to recover from light damage. This fescue has high turf quality for a strong creeper, and will green-up sooner in the spring.