Festuca rubra 'Patrick's Point'

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Species Name: Festuca rubra 'Patrick's Point'
Common Name: Patrick's Point creeping red fescue

This is a blue-green form of creeping red fescue. An attractive lawn alternative suitable for areas receiving partial sun or shade.

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: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.