Thurber Fescue is a tall growing, native, cool season bunchgrass. It is adapted to the higher elevations (8,000′ – 13,000′) that get annual precipitation of 16″ to 36″. It is generally not considered a very palatable grass however, it does provide cover and feed for small mammals. Thurber Fescue does have a large root structure, making it a viable candidate for high elevation reclamation and erosion control efforts.
- Type: Fescue
- Purpose: Reclamation, Erosion, and High Elevation
- Latin Name: Festuca thurberii
- Zone: 4
- Height: 18" - 36"
- Cool/Warm: Cool
- Sun/Shade Tolerance: 1 - Very Sunny
- Min. Precipitation: 20"
- Seeds Per Pound: 500,000
- Native/Introduced: Native
- Annual/Perrenial: Perennial
- Planting Rate: 3 - 5 pls lbs/acre
- Growth Pattern: Bunch
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