Festuca rubra ‘Molate’

Creeping Red Fescue

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Grasses

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Mature Height & Spread: 1' tall, 1' wide, spreads by rhizomes

Natural Growth Habit: Clumping

Native To: California

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water

Special Features: Deer Resistant / Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes: #1

Sunset Garden Zones: A2, A3, 1-10, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 9-10

A Bit More

A cool season native grass that can be found in “no-mow” mixes, Festuca rubra ‘Molate’ is an excellent lawn substitute in Mediterranean climates. Growing 1’ tall and wide, it ‘creeps’ and spreads by rhizomes. Originally discovered in the Bay Area on Point Molate, Creeping red fescue prefers a coastal climate. Plant in full sun near the coast and in part shade in hotter, inland areas. Deer resistant and drought tolerant once established, ‘Molate’ is cold hardy to below 0° F.

A Bit More

A cool season native grass that can be found in “no-mow” mixes, Festuca rubra ‘Molate’ is an excellent lawn substitute in Mediterranean climates. Growing 1’ tall and wide, it ‘creeps’ and spreads by rhizomes. Originally discovered in the Bay Area on Point Molate, Creeping red fescue prefers a coastal climate. Plant in full sun near the coast and in part shade in hotter, inland areas. Deer resistant and drought tolerant once established, ‘Molate’ is cold hardy to below 0° F.