Festuca rubra* (Creeping red fescue)

Introduced, cool season, long-lived, perennial sod-former adapted to cool, shady areas. Adapted to a wide range of sites and soils, including low fertility soils. Somewhat alkaline and saline tolerant. Moderate palatability. Used for stabilizing waterways, slopes and banks. Also for turfgrass or a low statured, shade tolerant cover crop in orchards.

area of adaptation

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial, long-lived

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Introduced

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 24 in.

Annual Precipitation: 30-70 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Tolerant

Elevation: 

Wetland Indicator Status: FAC

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

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: 454,000

Seeding Rate: 2-4 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES

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