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Rich, textured field of native grass, Molate Red Fescue (Festuca rubra Molate)
Molate Red Fescue (Festuca rubra 'Molate')
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Molate Red Fescue

Festuca rubra 'Molate'
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Common Name: Molate Red Fescue
Botanical Name: Festuca rubra 'Molate'

Molate Red Fescue is an attractive, dark green, fine bladed cool season grass.  Can be planted alone for ground cover or mowed as a low maintenance native turfgrass.  Useful in wildflower seed mixtures or as a component in native gardens in sun or shade.  Grows in a wide range of soil types and climates.

Seeds per pound: 400,000
Seeding rate per pound: 850 sq. ft. ( 200 sq. ft. if used as a mowed turfgrass)
% Purity  /  % Germination (Typical) 95 / 80
Growing Regions: All regions except deserts
Native To: California
Life Cycle: Perennial
Characteristics: Bunching and Rhizomes
Season Type: Cool Season
Exposure: Shade to Sun
Height: 12-24 inches
Establishment: Fast
Water Requirements: Low
Wildlife: Provides cover for wildlife


Cultural Information:
Does not need to be cut back but cutting back in fall encourages attractive new growth.

₁ Seeding rate is based on seeding alone.  When seeding with other species the rates should be reduced.  Contact us for recommendations.

 


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