Rough Fescue Complex

Festuca scabrella, native
  • Dominant in transitional zones between dry prairie areas dominated by woody species
  • Long-lived, cool season perennial
  • Emergence can be poor as high soil moisture is required for adequate emergence
  • Requires at least two full growing seasons to fully establish
  • Very productive forage
  • Will decline in vigour and prominence over time and be replaced by an increase of forbs and grasses
  • Plants produce seed only every two years (at the very most), making seed expensive and in short supply
  • F. hallii likes moist prairies and grassy openings in aspen parkland — found in the central to northern parts of the Canadian Prairies
  • F. campestris likes cool, moist grasslands of the foothills and montane regions — found in the grasslands of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and Cypress Hills
  • F. altaica likes a wide variety of habitats from gravel outwashes to open pine forest and meadows in the northern subalpine and arctic — found in northern boreal forest and along Canadian Rocky Mountains

Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Bunchgrass
Flood Tolerance Poor
Drought Tolerance Fair
Salt Tolerance Poor
Soil PH Neutral
Soil Type Moderately Coarse to Moderately Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 200,000
Canopy Mature Height F. hallii 20-60 cm F. campestris 30-100 cm F. altaica 30-80 cm

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