Festuca pratensis

Festuca pratensis

Meadow fescue

Previous scientific name(s): Festuca elatior, Lolium pratensis

Cool season, loosely tufted, short-lived perennial bunchgrass adapted to cool moist regions. Extremely palatable and productive, but may be slow to establish. Very useful in pasture blends, riparian areas and for erosion control.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 12 
in.
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
33 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
- 10 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
27.70 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
225,500
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes