Dry Shade Plants - FESTUCA RUBRA MOLATE
FESTUCA RUBRA MOLATE
Festuca rubra 'Molate'
Molate Red Fescue
A semi-evergreen perennial grass that forms spreading, rolling clumps. Can be mowed to 1 - 2 inches. Sweeping, fine-textured leaf blades are silvery-blue. New growth starts in late winter, early for the species. Tall 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: 12 - 18 inches high and spreading
Light needs: light shade, full sun
Water needs: moderate to regular water