Festuca commutata

Chewings fescue

Top lawn performance with outstanding red thread tolerance

Exceptional disease resistance!

Differences are rarely so exceptional as for the Siskin red thread score on the STRI list. 0.7 higher than number two is an exceptional advantage. Siskin has excellent visual merit even with very low inputs.

Suitable golf greens, fairways, tees and high quality lawns

Siskin is ranked No 1 for lawn and fairway use with exceptional density and good colour giving a high visual merit rating. Siskin also shows high performance in trials under golf green management!

High salt tolerance

Siskin ranks very highly in the DLF R&D tests for salt tolerance making this an ideal cultivar for links golf courses and coastal sites.

  • Number 1 for Lawn and Fairway use in STRI trials
  • Superior red thread tolerance
  • Highest shoot density for Lawn and Fairway use in STRI trials
  • Suitable for golf greens with superior density under close mowing
  • High relative salt tolerance


Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Close mowing
Salt tolerance
Red thread tolerance

Best visual merit & red thread tolerance

Source: STRI 2016 table L3 (Lawn)
Scale 1-9, 9 is best

High performance on golf greens too

Source: STRI 2016 table G2 (greens)
Scale 1-9, 9=best
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