Festuca hitchcockianus Alexeev

Scientific Name: Festuca hitchcockianus Alexeev

Classification: Plantae/ Tracheobionta / Spermatophyta / Magnoliophyta / Liliopsida / Commelinidae / Cyperales / Poaceae / Gramineae / Festuca L./ Festuca hitchcockianus Alexeev

<i>Festuca hitchcockianus</i> Alexeev
General Information
Usda SymbolFEHI
Life CyclePerennial
Growth HabitsGraminoid
Native LocationsFEHI

Plant Guide

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Plant Traits

Growth Requirements

Temperature, Minimum (°F)7
Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceMedium
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceHigh
Fertility RequirementLow
Fire ToleranceHigh
Frost Free Days, Minimum200
Hedge ToleranceNone
Moisture UseMedium
pH, Maximum7.5
pH, Minimum6.1
Precipitation, Maximum20
Precipitation, Minimum12
Root Depth, Minimum (inches)8
Salinity ToleranceLow
Shade ToleranceIntolerant


After Harvest Regrowth RateSlow
Shape and OrientationErect
Nitrogen FixationNone
Resprout AbilityNo
Active Growth PeriodFall, Winter and Spring
C:N RatioMedium
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Fire ResistantNo
Flower ColorYellow
Flower ConspicuousNo
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerModerate
Foliage TextureMedium
Low Growing GrassYes
Leaf RetentionNo
Known AllelopathNo
Height, Mature (feet)4.0
Growth RateModerate
Growth FormBunch
Fruit/Seed ConspicuousNo
Fruit/Seed ColorBrown
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous


Vegetative Spread RateNone
Small GrainNo
Seedling VigorLow
Seed Spread RateModerate
Seed per Pound450000
Fruit/Seed PersistenceNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by CormNo
Propagated by ContainerNo
Propagated by BulbNo
Propagated by Bare RootNo
Fruit/Seed Period EndSummer
Fruit/Seed Period BeginSpring
Fruit/Seed AbundanceHigh
Commercial AvailabilityNo Known Source
Bloom PeriodEarly Spring
Propagated by CuttingsNo


Veneer ProductNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Protein PotentialLow
Post ProductNo
Palatable HumanNo
Palatable Graze AnimalHigh
Palatable Browse AnimalMedium
Nursery Stock ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Lumber ProductNo
Fodder ProductYes
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Berry/Nut/Seed ProductNo

<i>Festuca hitchcockianus</i> Alexeev

<i>Festuca hitchcockianus</i> Alexeev

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