Festuca saximontana

Festuca saximontana

Rocky Mountain fescue

Cool season, long-lived perennial bunchgrass, similar in appearance to F. arizonica, though somewhat smaller and less densely tufted. Generally occurs on well-drained sandy and gravelly mountainous soils. Excellent palatability to livestock and wildlife.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

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

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 2 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
20.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
1,202,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes