Festuca brevipila* (Durar hard fescue)

Durar hard fescue was developed from Festuca ovina ssp. duriuscula but is now known as Festuca brevipila; commonly referred to as a Hard fescue. A tall, densely tufted selection with strong roots, drought resistance, and good seed yield characteristics. Performs well in rainfall zones of 14-30 inches. Primarily used to stabilize roadsides, ditch banks and burns. (Released 1949, source of ecotype: Union, OR)

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial, long-lived

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Introduced

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height: 30 in.

Annual Precipitation: 16-30 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: 

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: UPL

Fire Resistance:

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance:

CaCO3 Tolerance:

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SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 565,000

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES

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