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Festuca occidentalis - Western Fescue (Plant)

Festuca occidentalis - Western Fescue (Plant)



Plant Characteristics
Species NameFestuca occidentalis
Common NameWestern Fescue
Plant TypeGrass/Grass-Like
Sun ExposureCoast-Part Sun, Coast-Shade, Inland-Part Sun, Inland-Shade,
Water RequirementLow
Soil TypeSand, fast draining
Flower ColorNone
Flowering MonthsApril, May, June, July
Evergreen/DeciduousSummer deciduous/dormant
Height by Width2ft. x 2ft.
Specialty Features
  • Butterflies/Moths
  • Songbirds
  • Erosion Control
  • Under Oaks
  • Pollinators
  • Parkways
  • Container Plant


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