Festuca rubra 'Molate Blue'

Molate Blue Fescue

Plant family: Poaceae - Grass


Plant type: Grass-like, Groundcover, Slope Stabilizer

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Insignificant
Blooming Season Spring
Height 0-1 feet, 1-2 feet
Spread Spreading
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Chaparral, Coastal Strand, Grassland

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Clay, Adaptable

Special Characteristic

Good in Containers, Lawn Substitute, Slope Stabilizer, Tolerant of Clay Soil

Plant Highlights

This grass is beautiful with soft, blue-green leaves. It is fine-textured and the 'Molate Blue' selection is rather more tolerant of drought and sun than the other Red Fescue selections. It is a cool season grass and requires regular moisture for best appearance. It can be mowed and could be used as a cool season lawn alternative, also, because of its deep root system it is excellent for slope stabilization. 'Molate blue' was selected by David Amme from Point Molate in Contra Costa County.

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