Festuca rubra (Native red fescue)

Cool season, perennial sod-former found in dry to wet habitats in various soil types from sea level up to 11,000 ft. elevation. Native type primarily suited to the Pacific Coastal states. Higher drought tolerance than non-native Creeping red fescue (F. rubra). Appearance varies with habitat. Use for habitat restoration or as a rugged, native lawn.

 

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form:

Mature Height: 12-24 in.

Annual Precipitation: 12+in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Tolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

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: 3-6 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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