RED FESCUE

RED FESCUE GROWS BEST IN

RED FESCUE suitable for counties:
ALABAMA: All counties
ALASKA: All counties
CALIFORNIA: Alameda, Alpine, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Trinity, Tuolumne
ARIZONA: Apache, Coconino, Maricopa, Pima
CONNECTICUT: Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, Windham
COLORADO: Boulder, Delta, Dolores, El Paso, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Larimer, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, Summit
DELAWARE: Sussex
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: District of Columbia
HAWAII: Hawaii, Maui
GEORGIA: Baker, Clarke, Elbert, Floyd, Spalding
IDAHO: Ada, Bannock, Boise, Boundary, Canyon, Clearwater, Custer, Idaho, Kootenai, Valley
IOWA: All counties
INDIANA: Jennings, Lagrange, Marion, Monroe, Newton, Noble, Owen, Porter
ILLINOIS: Alexander, Cass, Cook, Jackson, Lake, Morgan, Peoria, Piatt, Vermilion
MASSACHUSETTS: Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester
KENTUCKY: Bullitt, Cumberland, Franklin, Lyon, McCracken, McCreary, Trigg, Wayne, Whitley, Wolfe
MAINE: Androscoggin, Aroostook, Cumberland, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Sagadahoc, Somerset, Waldo, Washington, York
MARYLAND: All counties
MINNESOTA: Anoka, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Goodhue, Houston, Itasca, Lake, Pine, St. Louis, Stearns
MICHIGAN: Alpena, Baraga, Berrien, Chippewa, Emmet, Gogebic, Houghton, Ingham, Iosco, Iron, Kalamazoo, Kent, Keweenaw, Leelanau, Livingston, Marquette, Mason, Missaukee, Montcalm, Newaygo, Ottawa, Presque Isle, St. Joseph, Washtenaw, Wayne
MONTANA: Broadwater, Carbon, Cascade, Fergus, Flathead, Gallatin, Glacier, Granite, Hill, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, Meagher, Missoula, Park, Ravalli, Silver Bow, Stillwater, Teton, Yellowstone
MISSOURI: Boone, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Howell, Randolph, St. Charles, St. Louis, Stoddard, Taney
NORTH DAKOTA: All counties
NORTH CAROLINA: Alamance, Ashe, Beaufort, Bertie, Buncombe, Dare, Madison, Mitchell, Orange, Stokes
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, Sullivan
NEBRASKA: Douglas
NEW MEXICO: Colfax, Dona Ana, Lincoln, McKinley, Mora, Otero, San Miguel, Taos
NEW JERSEY: Burlington, Cape May, Hunterdon, Ocean, Sussex, Warren
NEW YORK: Bronx, Broome, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Essex, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond, Suffolk, Warren, Washington
NEVADA: Carson City, Churchill, Clark, Elko, Esmeralda, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Washoe
OREGON: Baker, Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, Yamhill
OHIO: Highland, Lake
RHODE ISLAND: Kent, Newport, Providence, Washington
PENNSYLVANIA: Allegheny, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Centre, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fulton, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Luzerne, McKean, Monroe, Montgomery, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Venango, Warren, Wayne
TENNESSEE: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Cheatham, Davidson, Knox, Montgomery, Rhea, Rutherford, Sevier, Stewart
SOUTH CAROLINA: All counties
UTAH: Cache, Salt Lake, Summit, Utah, Washington
TEXAS: Grayson, Jeff Davis
VERMONT: Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Orange, Windham
VIRGINIA: Accomack, Albemarle, Arlington, Augusta, Bland, Caroline, Chesterfield, Fairfax, Fauquier, Floyd, Fluvanna, Giles, Goochland, Grayson, Greene, Hampton, Loudoun, Madison, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Nelson, Northampton, Page, Rappahannock, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Wythe
WISCONSIN: Adams, Ashland, Bayfield, Brown, Clark, Dane, Door, Green, Jackson, Jefferson, La Crosse, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Menominee, Milwaukee, Oconto, Oneida, Portage, Price, Racine, Richland, Rusk, Sauk, Sawyer, Shawano, Sheboygan, Vilas, Washington, Waushara, Wood
WASHINGTON: Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Whitman, Yakima
WYOMING: Albany, Big Horn, Carbon, Crook, Johnson, Park, Sheridan
WEST VIRGINIA: All counties

Red fescue belongs to family of poaceae plants, its species name is rubra. This plant grows actively in spring and fall. Red fescue has green foliage and bears yellow colored flowers. Red fescue booms in mid spring.The plant grows in decumbent form. Red fescue is a moderately growing plant, a mature Red fescue can grow up to 2.0 feet. This plant is some what tolerant to draught conditions. Other varieties of this plant are Richardson's fescueRichardson's fescue,,red fescuered fescue,,red fescuered fescue,,Chewing's fescueChewing's fescue,,Festuca rubra ssp. medianaFestuca rubra ssp. mediana,,Festuca rubra ssp. pruinosaFestuca rubra ssp. pruinosa,,red fescuered fescue,,Festuca rubra ssp. rubra var. planifoliaFestuca rubra ssp. rubra var. planifolia,,red fescuered fescue, and red fescue

Active Growth Period : Spring and Fall Flower Color : Yellow
Foliage Color : Green Growth Form : Rhizomatous
Growth Rate : Moderate Height, Mature (feet) : 2.0
Drought Tolerance : Medium Frost Free Days, Minimum : 90
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -43 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Mid Spring
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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
Propogated by Bare Root : No Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : No Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : No Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : Yes Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 454087
Seed Spread Rate : Slow Seedling Vigor : Medium
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : Rapid

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

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 Resistance : No Flower Color : Yellow
Flower Conspicuous : No Foliage Color : Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Porous Foliage Porosity Winter : Porous
Foliage Texture : Fine Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : No Growth Form : Rhizomatous
Growth Rate : Moderate Height at Base Age, 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 Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine 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) : 70 Precipitation (Maximum) : 70
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 12 Salinity Tolerance : Low
Shade Tolerance : Tolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -43

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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 270. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
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