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Nodding Fescue Seeds

Festuca obtusa

4.00 (1 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
  • REVIEWS

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow either in late fall or early spring. Press the seed into the surface of the soil, compacting the soil very firmly. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Mature plants tolerate drought, though they prefer average or moist soil. This plant spreads eventually. It makes an excellent shade ground cover, as well as providing erosion control.

Seed Saving: At the end of the season, the seed heads will begin to ripen and turn color. Strip the seed from the stem, and separate the seed from the plant material. Store the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Festuca obtusa

Species Origin: US Native Grass or Sedge

Type: Native Grasses, Cool Season

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 20,000

Stratification: Stratify 8 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 8 Weeks

Reviews

4.00
Global Rating: 4.00 from 1 reviews
Nodding Fescue Seeds 4.0

Review By Keith Albrecht

Not your Common Wild Grass !

Despite feedback from my neighbors, saying why do you want these interesting weeds, I let a few thousand seeds go on my barren, bad fill mound. I gave them miracle grow in a plugged style planting on the nasty hill. let me tell you, by itself, this plant has character . It truly nod, or bends with every stem and seed head. It forms a basal clump and the shoots follow in a month. Do not plant them together ! One here and there of you'll have a field of arching seed heads butting in on each. So one out one thousand or so popped. For the price I paid, I can re-read "Weeds of the Northeast "again, knowing I successfully naturalized this unique wild grass. Thank you!!

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~200 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/64 Oz Mylar (0.44g) $5.40 -+
1/16 Oz Mylar (1.77g) $8.00 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $21.00 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $60.00 Sold Out
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $240.00 Sold Out
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $900.00 Sold Out
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Though fescue may have originated in Europe, the various species of this family of grasses now thrive on every continent with the exception of Antarctica. They establish slowly, but eventually form a dense and healthy sod that makes this grass a valuable resource for preventing soil erosion. In addition to being grown as forage or hay, fescue grass often covers golf courses because of its resilience and thick growth.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow either in late fall or early spring. Press the seed into the surface of the soil, compacting the soil very firmly. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Mature plants tolerate drought, though they prefer average or moist soil. This plant spreads eventually. It makes an excellent shade ground cover, as well as providing erosion control.

Seed Saving: At the end of the season, the seed heads will begin to ripen and turn color. Strip the seed from the stem, and separate the seed from the plant material. Store the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Festuca obtusa

Species Origin: US Native Grass or Sedge

Type: Native Grasses, Cool Season

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 20,000

Stratification: Stratify 8 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 8 Weeks

Reviews

4.00
Global Rating: 4.00 from 1 reviews
Nodding Fescue Seeds 4.0

Review By Keith Albrecht

Not your Common Wild Grass !

Despite feedback from my neighbors, saying why do you want these interesting weeds, I let a few thousand seeds go on my barren, bad fill mound. I gave them miracle grow in a plugged style planting on the nasty hill. let me tell you, by itself, this plant has character . It truly nod, or bends with every stem and seed head. It forms a basal clump and the shoots follow in a month. Do not plant them together ! One here and there of you'll have a field of arching seed heads butting in on each. So one out one thousand or so popped. For the price I paid, I can re-read "Weeds of the Northeast "again, knowing I successfully naturalized this unique wild grass. Thank you!!