Festuca rubra rubra

Red Fescue

One of the most widely planted of all ornamental grasses, they are valued for their low, mounding, finely textured clumps of sometimes vividly green, bluish or gray leaves. They offer many choices in size, texture and foliage color. Plants with silvery, blue-gray foliage, such as 'Elijah Blue' and 'Sea Urchin', make striking points of interest. Prefer full sun in cooler climates. All like well-drained soils, and some tolerate dry soil. Start by seed or division. Shear back after flowering to encourage new growth and to remove old, weathered foliage. Older clumps tend to die or rot out from the center. Every 2 to 3 years, divide and replant mature clumps.
Festuca rubra rubra, Red Fescue
One of the most shade tolerant lawn grasses, this dark green, fine-textured, cool-season grass is used mostly in blends or on slopes to steep to mow. Mow to 2-3 inches, or use in meadows. Does not like soggy sites.

Attributes - Festuca rubra rubra

Plant Type: Grass, Ground Cover

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 2 in. to 6 in.

Width: 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Black Spot.

Related Plants

Festuca californica, Festuca ovina, Festuca ovina glauca, Festuca ovina glauca 'Elijah Blue', Festuca scoparia
 
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