Planting Under Oaks - FESTUCA RUBRA
Red Fescue, Red Creeping Fescue
A semi-evergreen perennial grass that forms spreading, rolling clumps. Often blended with other lawn grasses. Can mow to 1 - 2 inches high. Sweeping, fine-textured leaf blades are gray-green. Three foot high flower heads age to amber-tan. Blooms in summer. Native to North America and Eurasia, including California. Tolerates more shade than other fescues.
USDA zones: 5 - 10
Sunset zones: A2, A3; 1 - 10, 14 - 24
Mature size: 4 - 6 inches high and spreading
Light needs: light shade, full sun
Water needs: moderate to regular water