Festuca rubra

Festuca rubra

Native Red fescue

Cool season, long-lived perennial sod-former adapted to cool, shady areas. Not alkaline tolerant. Moderate palatability. Used for erosion control and turf.

Varieties: 

Vista

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
30 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Part Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
- 4 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
18.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
500,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes