Festuca rubra commutata

Festuca rubra commutata

Chewings fescue

Previous scientific name(s): Festuca rubra ssp. fallax, Festuca nigrescens, Festuca rubra var. commutata

Cool season, long-lived perennial sod-former adapted to cool shady areas. Not alkaline tolerant. Moderate palatability. Similar to red fescue but can segregate into patches over time and has better heat tolerance. Used for erosion control and for turf.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
18 
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: 
- 6 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
22.90 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
500,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes