Festuca rubra
‘Pt. Molate’

 Festuca rubra ‘Pt. Molate’

photo: pete@eastbaywilds.com

Much used & admired as an easy, low care, “lumpy lawn” this locally selected variety of “Creeping Red Fescue” boasts more drought tolerance, a silvery-bluer color & an earlier Winter start of new growth (rather than Spring.) Spreading by underground rhizomes, it makes highly attractive finely bladed clumps to 1’ tall. If left unmowed gives a dense, lush look. Drought tolerant & easy-going, it’s a great California native choice to cover a large area, replace a lawn, fill in a parking strip or used as erosion control for a hillside. Can be mowed. Evergreen & best appearance with some Summer water. Some shade tolerance.


Sun-1/2 Day Sun
Avg.-No Sum. Water

Perennial Grass
USDA Zones 9-10