The Thurber's fescue (Festuca thurberi)is a fully hardy perennial deciduous grass with yellow flowers in mid Summer. It grows well in semi-shade, and prefers low levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 150 frost free days to grow successfully. It has average drought tolerance.
Festuca thurberi grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to clay, silt, loam, silty clay, sandy clay, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.
This is a erect plant and has a clump forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.6m / 2ft.
The leaves are green in Summer.
Resistant to fire.
Fruit and seed
There is a medium fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Autumn.
Propagation techniques include seed.-33°C / -27.4F to 0.6m / 2ft
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|Specific epithet ?||thurberi|
|Thurber's fescue (United States)|
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