Rocky Mountain Fescue

Festuca saximontana, native
  • Densely tufted with very fine leaves
  • Bluish-grey to bright green in colour
  • Starts growing very early in spring as snowbanks start to melt
  • Drought tolerant
  • Heavily grazed by wildlife
  • Found in grasslands, dry hillsides, open woods, sandy soils in the moister regions of the Prairies and exposed sites in the Rocky Mountains up to the tree line

Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Bunchgrass
Flood Tolerance Poor
Drought Tolerance Excellent
Salt Tolerance Poor
Soil PH Neutral
Soil Type Coarse to Moderately Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 475,000
Canopy Mature Height 10-60 cm

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