Festuca is a type of plant that belongs to the grass family. The plants are evergreen or are not green all year round.
They can be 10-200 cm/4-79 inches tall and they can grow anywhere, but not in Antarctica. There is new research about these plants that shows they do not have monophyly.
Festuca grass is a perennial that is used for pastures, hay, and silage. It has good palatability and nutritive value for livestock. It also has good disease resistance and drought tolerance.
Festuca grass is a cool-season grass that grows best in soils with a pH of 6.0 to 7.5 and a fertility level of 3.5 to 4.5 lb/acre/day.
It has excellent winter hardiness and will grow on a wide range of soil types, but it does not tolerate wet soils well.
Festuca grasses have coarse leaves that are light green in color. The seedheads are mostly unbranched, spike-like, and range in length from 1 to