Creeping Red Fescue Seed

out of 5
(3 customer reviews)
  1. Lawn
  2. Erosion Control

McKay’s Creeping Red Fescue is cool climate grass that makes an easy, low-maintenance ground cover. Creeping Red Fescue gets its name from the ability to ‘creep’, not the colour (it is actually a beautiful medium to dark green colour). The ability to creep into other areas makes it a superb choice to mix with other grasses to fill in where they lack. Even though it is one of the most shade tolerant varieties, it will also tolerate full sun conditions although more water may be required. Red Fescue can be used in all types of turf areas including parks, roadsides, lawns, fairways, cemeteries, airfields, and other turf areas. Creeping Red Fescue can also be used for erosion control. It is suited to areas with mild to warm summers and colder winters, like the weather in Victoria and Tasmania.

FROM $ 28.60

Delivery Info


Seed & package details: 100% Creeping Red Fescue 85% Min Germination, 98% purity. A seed testing Certificate is available upon request.

Ideal Usage: Residential Lawns, Commercial Landscapes, Parks, Playgrounds

Seeding rates:

  • New Lawns: 30 grams per square meter. For example: if you have 100 square meters you will need 3 kg.
  • Overseeding: 20 grams per square meter.

Where can I sow this grass in Australia? 

Areas: 4, 6, 7, 8, 9



Germination expectations: 2-3 weeks

Shade Tolerance: Excellent

Daily Sunlight Required: 4+ hours

Drought Tolerance:  Good

Frost Resistance: Excellent

Traffic Tolerance: Moderate


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  • Warm
  • Cool

Warm season grasses thrive during the warmer months in Spring and Summer and may go dormant in cooler climates through winter.

Cool season grasses thrive during the cooler months in Winter

Seed information

Shade tolerance (Weather)

  • Full Sun
  • Part Shade
  • Heavy Shade
  • Full Shade

Drought tolerance (Weather)

  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Traffic tolerance (Weather)

  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Frost tolerance

  • Poor
  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Average days to germination

  • 2-3 Weeks
  • 2-4 Weeks
  • 3-4 Weeks

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Standard Delivery

Australia Wide

$9 - Orders are dispatched within 24 hours via regular Australia post(3-5 Business days)

Express Post Transport Within Australia

Have your order sent via AusPost EXPRESS POST for a flat rate of $15

WA Customers

Due to quaranteen restrictions, a $75 fee may apply on any seed products shipped to WA that would need to be cleared by customs. For any WA orders, contact us directly to enquire and place an oder

Pick-up Not Available

Unfortunately, we do not offer local pick-up

  • McKays Review
    5 out of 5

    SUCCESSFUL SUMMER GROWTH - SUBURBAN MELBOURNE Seed planted just before Christmas germinated in a week. The grass is now about 100mmm tall, after watering daily, and is growing in full shade under a large, old Golden Elm tree. Looks like filling in, into a complete lawn cover.


  • McKays Review
    5 out of 5

    NICE SEE Seed arrived promptly, germination great and result a beautiful lawn.


  • McKays Review
    4 out of 5

    TALL FESCUE, RED FESCUE MIX I bought RED FESCUE, for spreading, quality, in my tall fescue. RED FESCUE, seems, less hardy, higher water needs and harder to establish. It is much finer. Will see, more, in later months.