The champion of the slender creepers!

  • Excellent shoot density.
  • Good resistance to red thread in all situations.
  • Medium-light green colour with beautiful leaf texture.
  • Excellent winter performance, even in colder more continental climates.
  • Atlantic climate
  • Nordic climate
  • Continental climate
  • Mediterranean climate

Viktorka is by far the best variety for use in mixtures for golf greens and ornamental purposes. The variety has a perfect shoot density and a close mowing tolerance down to 5 mm (4 mm in summer!). This makes Viktorka the best choice for the overseeding of tees, fairways and greens! The variety has excellent red thread resistance and maintains a healthy colour, even if nitrogen applications are decreased. Moreover, Viktorka shows a nice green colour all year round!


Viktorka is a Festuca rubra trichophylla suitable for:

  • Sport
    • golf courses: tees, greens and fairways
    • cricket and tennis courts
  • Surrounds / aprons
  • Bowling greens
  • Turf production


Medium-light coloured variety.


Partner varieties in mixtures
Viktorka 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 Czech Republic. All trials showed the signifi cant ornamental value of Viktorka 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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