Idaho Fescue

Festuca idahoenis, native
  • Bluish-green with very fine leaves
  • Resistant to grazing and trampling
  • One of the most palatable forages
  • Heavily grazed by livestock in fall and wildlife in winter
  • Emergence is fair even if germination % is high
  • Requires at least two full growing seasons to fully establish
  • Grows in a wide variety of soil types
  • Extensive root system makes it suitable for erosion control
  • Similar drought tolerance to hard fescue

Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Bunchgrass
Flood Tolerance Poor
Drought Tolerance Good
Salt Tolerance Poor
Soil PH Neutral
Soil Type Moderately Coarse to Moderately Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 450,000
Canopy Mature Height 30-100 cm

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