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Festuca rubra 'Molate'



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Festuca rubra 'Molate'

Common Name: Molate Red Fescue

A semi-evergreen perennial grass that forms spreading, rolling clumps. Can be mowed to 1 - 2 inches. Sweeping, fine-textured leaf blades are silvery-blue. New growth starts in late winter, early for the species. Tall flower heads age to amber-tan. Blooms in summer. Native to North America and Eurasia, including California. Tolerates more shade than other fescues.

USDA Zone: Zones 5 - 10

Sunset Zone: Zones A2, A3; 1 - 10, 14 - 24

Mature Height: 12 - 18 inches

Mature Width: Varies

Light Needs: Full Sun, Filtered Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Water Needs: Moderate, Regular

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