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Festuca rubra L.
red fescue
FERU2

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 2.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass Yes
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Decumbent
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance High
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement High
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 90
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 43560
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 43560
Precipitation, Minimum 30
Precipitation, Maximum 70
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -43
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod Yes
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 454087
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Rapid
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Festuca rubra L.
red fescue
FERU2
Cultivar: Arctared

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant Yes
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 1.5
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Decumbent
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance High
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 90
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 24
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -43
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 245185
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Festuca rubra L.
red fescue
FERU2
Cultivar: Boreal

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 1.5
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass Yes
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Decumbent
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance High
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 90
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 30
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -43
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 374870
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Festuca rubra L.
red fescue
FERU2
Cultivar: Cindy

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 2.4
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass Yes
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 90
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 43560
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 43560
Precipitation, Minimum 30
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -43
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod Yes
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 365120
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Festuca rubra L.
red fescue
FERU2
Cultivar: Flyer

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 2.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass Yes
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Decumbent
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance High
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 100
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 43560
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 43560
Precipitation, Minimum 24
Precipitation, Maximum 50
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -53
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod Yes
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 372002
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Rapid
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Low
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Festuca rubra L.
red fescue
FERU2
Cultivar: Illahee

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 1.5
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass Yes
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Decumbent
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance High
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 90
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 30
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -43
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 365120
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Festuca rubra L.
red fescue
FERU2
Cultivar: Jasper

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 2.4
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass Yes
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 110
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 43560
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 43560
Precipitation, Minimum 30
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod Yes
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 435728
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Festuca rubra L.
red fescue
FERU2
Cultivar: Pennlawn

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 1.5
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass Yes
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Decumbent
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance High
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 120
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 35
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -38
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 453000
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Festuca rubra L.
red fescue
FERU2
Cultivar: Rainer

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 1.5
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass Yes
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Decumbent
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance High
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 100
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 16
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) 7
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 365120
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Festuca rubra L.
red fescue
FERU2
Cultivar: Shademaster

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 2.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass Yes
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance High
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 100
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 43560
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 43560
Precipitation, Minimum 24
Precipitation, Maximum 50
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -43
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod Yes
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 176495
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Low
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Festuca rubra L.
red fescue
FERU2
Cultivar: Vista

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 2.3
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass Yes
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 90
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 43560
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 43560
Precipitation, Minimum 30
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -43
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod Yes
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 377994
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 04/23/2014 07:45 AM MDT