Red fescue is found in many natural pastures in most soil types under widely varying moisture conditions. It normally propagates by means of creepers, giving a good ground cover.
Red fescue is relatively slow growing in the sowing year and does not reach its full potential until the second or third year of use.
It thrives under a wide range of conditions, but especially in dry, rather poor soil and in fields subject to heavy wear. It has good frost and drought resistance and tolerates surface water during the winter. It is suitable for both conservation and grazing.