Festuca occidentalis

Festuca occidentalis

Western fescue

Cool season, short-lived perennial bunchgrass closely related to F. idahoensis. Drought tolerant, shallow rooted species that often occurs on dry to moist well-drained woodlands, rocky slopes and along stream banks. Quick and reliable germinator with excellent erosion control potential. Good palatability; fair seed producer.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
14 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
- 6 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
25.60 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
336,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes