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Fescue, Cluster

Festuca paradoxa

Native, short, cool-season fescue is green when many other natives are dormant; biennial life cycle



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Festuca paradoxa, also known as Cluster Fescue, is a native perennial cool season grass.

Wildlife notes


Forage notes

This grass is palatable to livestock in the spring and fall when it is green and growing.

Landscaping notes

Restoration notes

Cluster fescue grows in a wide variety of places – wet to dry-mesic prairies. It grows along forest borders and in glades.


Additional information

Weight N/A

Packet, Ounce, Pound


Full Sun


Dry, Average



Bloom Month

Jun, Jul

Specialty Uses


Cattle Palatability


# seeds/pkt


Packet coverage area

5 sq. ft

What is PLS?

Pure Live Seed (PLS) is the portion of good viable seed per pound. It is a measure of the seed that is alive and able to sprout into plants. This product is sold by PLS ounce/pound. To provide one ounce/pound of viable seed, you will receive more than one ounce/pound of product. Read more about PLS here.