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Festuca ovina var. duriuscula, Gladiator
Hard Fescue, Gladiator

A fine-leaved cool season bunchgrass; used for reclamation and roadway revegetation where short vegetation is essential; a good wildflower companion crop.

General Product Information:

Item Number: FESOVI15
Species Type: Naturalized
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Characteristics: Rounded smooth leaves.
Habitat: Low fertility well-drained soils.
Bloom Period: May to August
Foliage Color: Gray-green
Height: Up to 2.6 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 10 in
pH: 4.5 – 8.5

Indicator Regions (view map & key):

Northcentral & Northeast: UPL
Midwest: FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL


Shade: Full Sun
Drought: High
Salt: No

Seed Information:

Approximate seeds per lb: 565,000
Seeding Rate: Please contact customer service for seeding rate information.



Price: $3.52/lb

This species is included in the following Ernst Seed Mixes

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