Festuca arvernensis (Blue fescue)

Formerly F. ovina glauca. Cool season, short to medium height, perennial bunchgrass adapted to a wide range of soils. Attractive light-blue color, often used as a landscape ornamental. Tolerant of drought, poor soils and road salt. Used in wildland situations, in wildflower plantings and as a turfgrass.

DISTRIBUTION / ADAPTATION

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial, short-lived

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Introduced

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height: 12 in.

Annual Precipitation:  in.

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SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

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SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 488,000

Seeding Rate: 3-5 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES

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ADDITIONAL LINKS

USDA PLANTS Profile