Hard fescue is often blue-green in color, has excellent shade tolerance, and can tolerate stresses like drought and low nutrient levels very well. Hard fescues grow best in northern climates, especially at higher elevations, but still have good performance in warmer/drier climates as a component.
Hardtop is primarily used in low turf maintenance applications, but is adapted to high end mixtures as well. When compared with other fine fescues, Hardtop has an improved tolerance to heat, drought and several diseases. With good shade adaptation and low fertilizer needs, Hardtop hard fescue is suited to almost all areas of cool season grass adaption.