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Fescue – Roemer’s


Roemer’s Fescue is an important native grass for restoration of upland prairie and oak savanna within its natural range of western Oregon, western Washington and northwest California.

Roemer’s Fescue is a native cool season perennial bunchgrass with variable longevity.  It is short and fine textured.

It prefers moderately acid to slightly alkaline, fine to medium textured mineral soils.  The species generally grows in full sun but will tolerate partial shade near forest edges and oaks.  While drought tolerant with extensive roots, it is found on somewhat more mesic (moist) sites such as the edges of grassy banks.  As an upland grass, it requires good soil drainage and does not tolerate winter soil saturation or flooding.

Here is a link to the USDA Native Plant Database fact sheet on this grass: ROEMER’S FESCUE (usda.gov)

*Wholesale pricing is available on this seed.  If interested, please contact us for more information.

The broadcast rate for seeding is 24 – 30 pounds per acre.

The seed drill rate for seeding in rows is 12 pounds per acre.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 15 square feet.

10 Gram $3.00

Covers approximately 80 square feet.

1/8 Pound $12.00

Covers approximately 450 square feet.

1 Pound $60.00

Covers approximately 3,630 square feet.

3 Pound $136.65

Covers approximately 10,890 square feet.

5 Pound $227.75

Covers approximately 18,150 square feet.

Scientific Name

Festuca roemeri

Product Type

Native Grass






NW Native species



Planting Season


Bloom Season

Spring, Summer

Seeds Per Pound


Seeding Rate (lb./acre)


Light Requirement

Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

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