Festuca rubra, Red Fescue

Festuca rubra, Red Fescue

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Festuca rubra 'Molate'

Easy to grow and often used as a sodgrass replacement, this rich green to blue-green bunchgrass can withstand some shade and makes a lovely naturalistic "lumpy lawn" or soft bank cover. Adaptable to many soil types and situations. Bunching habit but also spreads through short rhizomes. Direct-sow or seed in flats for later transplanting - .

Other forms of red fescue, which come from Europe, are often called "creeping red fescue." We carry the California native form only.

For direct-sowing in the ground, use 1/2# per 1,000 sq. ft.