Festuca valesiaca 'Nefer'
Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage is blue/green in spring, changing to light silver blue by mid-summer
then turquoise green by winter; narrow leaves; 20-25cm (8-10") in height
Flowers 30-40cm (12-16") tall; dry quickly to a nice golden tan;
Ideal conditions: full sun; well-drained sandy loam;
drought and heat tolerant once established
Coldest zone: 4 (find
your zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Season of interest: year-round in milder climates
Partner with: Festuca
gautieri, Molinia 'Variegata',
rock garden plants, Bouteloua
Suggested uses: specimen, border, rock garden, drifts,
or plant close together for a solid groundcover
Recommended plant spacing: 15-30 cm (6-12") why
such a difference?
Drought tolerance rating: 2 (water to root depth once
every 2 weeks); further info
Pronounciation: Festuca (fes-TOO-kah) valesiaca (va-lee-see-AH-kah)
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