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Festuca idahoensis - Idaho Fescue (Seed)

Festuca idahoensis - Idaho Fescue (Seed)


  • Festuca idahoensis - Idaho Fescue (Seed)

    Festuca idahoensis - Idaho Fescue (Seed)

    $12.00 Excl. tax

      PLEASE PLANT RESPONSIBLY Please protect the delicate balance of our native ecosystems by not sowing seeds in parks and nature preserves or wilderness areas.Available in store: Check availability

      Tufted cool-season grass with soft blades that can range from green to blue-green. Grows well in sun or shade. Can remain evergreen with summer water. Grasses are host plants for skipper butterflies. Leaves are used as nesting material by birds.


      Plant Characteristics
      Species NameFestuca idahoensis
      Common NameIdaho Fescue
      Plant TypeGrasses/Grass-Like
      Height by Width2ft. x 2ft.
      Flower ColorNone
      Flowering MonthsJuly, August, September
      Sun ExposureInland-Shade
      Water RequirementLow
      Soil TypeSand, fast draining
      Sowing SeasonYear Round
      Sowing Difficulty Level*Easy
      Sowing Rates
      1 oz65 sq ft
      1/4 lbs260 sq ft
      1/2 lbs520 sq ft
      1 lbs1090 sq ft
      40lbs per acre

      * Sowing difficulty levels:
      • Easy: Sow in-ground or in pots with simple or no pretreatment
      • Moderate: Sow in-ground or in pots with pretreatment; may produce staggered germination
      • Difficult: Sow in pots with pretreatment and stratification; may produce staggered germination

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