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Patrick's Point Creeping Red Fescue
Festuca rubra 'Patrick's Point'
  
About Patrick's Point Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra 'Patrick's Point') 12 Nurseries Carry This Plant Grows best in sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soil. Tolertates any sun exposure in coast sites, but requires part shade or shade in inland sites. Selected for the garden.
Thanks to the Theodore Payne Foundation for sharing information about this plant.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Grass

Size
Size
1 - 2 ft tall
2 - 3 ft wide

Form
Form
spreading

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Dormancy
Dormancy
Summer-deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Brown

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part shade, Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low, Moderate

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
15

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soils. Soil PH: 5.6 - 6.9

Common uses
Common uses
Groundcovers, Deer Resistant, Butterfly Gardens

Companion Plants
Companion Plants
It can be used with a wide variety of native plants in a meadow-like garden or as an accent among shrubs and subshrubs

Maintenance
Maintenance
Does not need to be cut back but can be cut back in summer if desired

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1*, 2*, 3*, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8*, 9*, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Site Characteristics

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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