The best chewings fescue for cold and heat areas!

  • Excellent shoot density.
  • Superb resistance to drought and heat.
  • Medium dark green colour with beautiful leaf texture.
  • Fast germination under low temperatures (10 degrees Celsius).
  • Good winter hardiness.
  • Great opportunities for applying Bardiva in Northern, Eastern and even Southern Europe.
  • Atlantic climate
  • Nordic climate
  • Continental climate
  • Mediterranean climate

Bardiva is a top variety for use in mixtures for golf greens and ornamental purposes. Major characteristic of Bardiva is its quick germination under colder conditions and superb winter survival. The variety has an excellent shoot density and a close mowing tolerance down to 5 mm. Also an high tolerance to heat and drought makes Bardiva one of the best varieties for your golf course or landscaping area!


Bardiva is suitable for:

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


Colour and leaf texture
Medium-dark coloured variety.


Partner varieties in mixtures
Bardiva has been extensively tested in private trials at STRI UK and Hohenheim University in Germany and during several small trials in other countries. All trials showed the significant ornamental value of Bardiva and its great performance on golf greens.

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


Additional features


Festuca rubra co
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
Fast green up after winter
Fusarium resistance
Resistance to dollar spot
Resistance to red thread
Less irrigation required
Less nitrogen required
Less frequent mowing possible
Germination energy at low temperature
Festuca rubra commut

Chewings fescue is a high ornamental fine fescue with high recovery after winter. It is showing a nice green colour in spring. It keeps on growing into late autumn as well. Apart from its use in lawns and parks its major application can be found in golf greens in the Northwestern part of Europe. 

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