Festuca rubra commutata* (Chewings fescue)

Formerly F. rubra commutata. Cool season, long-lived, perennial bunchgrass adapted to cool shady areas. Not alkaline tolerant. Moderate palatability. Similar to non-native Red fescue (F. rubra) but more erect growth habit, may segregate into patches over time and has better heat tolerance. Used for erosion control and turfgrass.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Introduced

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Sod former

Mature Height: 12-24 in.

Annual Precipitation: 30-70 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Tolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance:

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 5.0-7.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 500,000

Seeding Rate: 3-6 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES

Various turfgrass types are available. If you are looking for turfgrass varieties, please contact us.


ADDITIONAL LINKS

USDA PLANTS Profile