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Festuca rubra 'Molate'

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Festuca rubra 'Molate'
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Festuca rubra 'Molate'
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Festuca rubra 'Molate'

Species Name: Festuca rubra 'Molate'
Common Name: Molate red fescue

Popular bunchgrass with beautiful, soft dark green leaves. Nice lawn alternative that can be mowed. Deep root system is excellent for slope stabilization. Best planted in cool season (fall/winter) for vigorous growth!

Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Type: Grass (cool season)
Height by Width: 8-12 in. H x spreading
Growth Habit: Densly tufted, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Produces seed head
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: A selection for the garden
Natural Habitat: Sand dunes, grassland, subalpine forest below 8300'

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