Festuca arizonica

Festuca arizonica

Arizona fescue

Previous scientific name(s): Festuca ovina var. arizonica

Cool season, drought-tolerant perennial bunchgrass with a coarse, dense fibrous root system. Most commonly found on thin, heavy soils but also occurs on deeper, coarser sites. Provides good palatability to livestock and wildlife. Useful for controlling soil erosion and improving rangelands.

Varieties: 
Redondo

Selected for exceptional seedling vigor and extensive fibrous root system. Palatable, useful for reclamation throughout the West (Released 1973, source of ecotype: Los Alamos, NM)

Variety Release Notes: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
10 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
16.60 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
550,000
Planting Season: 
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes