The crown of the slender creepers!

  • Excellent shoot density.
  • Outstanding resistance to red thread in all situations.
  • Medium-light green colour with beautiful leaf texture.
  • High salt tolerance.
  • Atlantic climate
  • Nordic climate
  • Continental climate
  • Mediterranean climate

Barcrown has already been the best slender creeping red fescue for decades. The variety has an excellent shoot density, outstanding red thread resistance and a close mowing tolerance down to 5 mm (4 mm in summer!). This makes Barcrown a very good choice for the overseeding of tees, fairways and greens! The variety maintains a healthy colour, even when temperatures are low. Additional great characteristic is its high tolerance to salt which allows Barcrown to be used in areas with saline irrigation water.


Barcrown is a Festuca rubra trichophylla suitable for:

  • golf tees
  • fairways
  • greens
  • surrounds / aprons
  • bowling greens
  • turf production
  • cricket
  • tennis courts


Medium-light coloured variety.


Partner varieties in mixtures
Barcrown has been extensively tested in private trials at STRI UK, Bioforsk in Norway and Hohenheim University in Germany and during several small trials in other countries like Denmark, Switzerland and Poland. All trials showed the significant ornamental value of Barcrown and its great performance on golf greens, home lawns and landscaping areas.

Best combinations were found with Festuca rubra spps. such as Barcrown, Bargreen II and Barswing. Other combinations are with Agrostis capillaris Barking and Heriot for greens or with dwarf perennial rye grasses as Bargold, Barlady and Barsignum for fairways, tees or lawns.


Additional features


Festuca rubra tr
Seeds per gram
Optimal pH range
5.5 - 6.8
Salt tolerance
Maintenance required
Shade tolerance
Water requirement
Thatch build-up
Speed of establishment
Fineness of leaves
Self recovery capacity
Colour darkness
Green up after winter
Fusarium resistance
Resistance to dollar spot
Resistance to red thread
Less irrigation required
Less nitrogen required
Less frequent mowing possible
Cool temperature germination
Close mowing tolerance
Festuca rubra tricho

Slender creeping red fescue is a high ornamental specie as well. It is as fine and dense as chewings fescue, but it outperforms chewing fescue due to an excellent disease resistance. Slender creeping fescues also exhibit good summer and autumn colour and it has better salt tolerance than chewings...

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