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Red Fescue
Scientific Name: Festuca rubra L.
Family: Poaceae
Red  Fescue (Festuca  rubra)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 1: 270. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 3-6

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to -30F (-35C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade, one of the most shade resistant lawn grasses

Origin: Circumboreal, in North America, down to Mexico, Europe, Asia

Growth Habits: Cool-season perennial grass, clumping or not, 4 to 20 inches tall (10-50 cm)

Watering Needs: Needs regular water in the low desert areas. Little water everywhere else

Propagation: Division, seeds

Red  Fescue (Festuca  rubra)

Blooming Habits:
Greenish flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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