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Ornamental Grasses - Festuca

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Festuca amethystina - Tall Tufted Fescue

Festuca amethystina

Common name: Tufted Fescue
Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage blue-green, very narrow; 20-30 cm (8-12")
Flowers June; 30-45 cm (12-18")
Conditions: full sun to part shade; well-drained loamy soil; drought and heat tolerant
Coldest zone: 4, possibly colder

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Festuca amethystina 'Superba'

Festuca amethystina 'Superba'

Common name: Purple Tufted Fescue
Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage bright blue, very narrow; 20-30 cm (8-12")
Flowers June; 30-60 cm (12-24")
Conditions: full sun to part shade; well-drained loamy soil; drought and heat tolerant
Coldest zone: 4, possibly colder

N/A in 2013

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Festuca arizonica

Common name: Arizona Fescue
Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage light green, narrow; 30-50 cm (12-20")
Flowers June/July; 50-60 cm (20-24")
Conditions: full sun or part shade; wide range of soil types; drought and heat tolerant
Coldest zone: 3

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Festuca gautieri

Festuca gautieri

Common name: Bearskin Fescue
Description:
cool season; clump forming
Foliage green; needle-like, stiff; 5-15 cm (2-6")
Flowers June, 15-30 cm (6-12")
Conditions: full sun or part shade; well-drained soil; drought and heat tolerant
Coldest zone: 4

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Festuca glauca 'Blaufuchs'

Common name: Blue fox fescue
Description:
cool season; clump forming
Foliage - dark blue-green; narrow blade width; 15-20cm (6-8")
Flowers - May-June; 20-30 cm (10-12")
Conditions: full sun to light shade, good drainage and needs good air circulation in humid areas; drought tolerant once established, but will look its best with regular water; fertilizer seldom needed

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Festuca glauca 'Boulder Blue'

Festuca glauca 'Boulder Blue'

Common name: Boulder blue fescue
Description:
cool season; clump forming
Foliage - intense blue; narrow; 15-25 cm (6-10")
Flowers May-June; 20-30 cm (8-12")
Conditions: full sun to light shade; well drained soil; drought and heat tolerant
Coldest zone: 3

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Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' - Elijah's Blue fescue

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Common name: Elijah blue fescue
Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage - powder blue; narrow; 10-20 cm (4-8")
Flowers - sparse; May-June; 15-25 cm (6-10")
Conditions: full sun to light shade; well drained soil; drought and heat tolerant
Coldest zone: 4

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Festuca glauca

Festuca glauca 'Select'

Common name: Blue Fescue

Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage-narrow; blue/green; 10-20 cm (4-8")
Flowers - May-June; 15-25 cm (6-10")
Conditions: full sun to light shade; moist well drained soil; drought tolerant in shaded areas; does well in cool coastal sites
Coldest zone: 4

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Festuca idahoensis 'Joseph'

Festuca idahoensis 'Joseph'

Common name: Joseph Idaho fescue
Description:
cool season; clump forming
Foliage - gray-green, 60 cm (24")
Flowers - June; 75-90 cm (30-36") tall
Conditions: full sun; average to poor well-drained soil; drought tolerant; dislikes moist fertile soil
Coldest zone: 3

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Festuca idahoensis 'Siskiyou Blue'

Common name: Idaho blue fescue
Description:
cool season; clump forming
Foliage - strong blue; narrow; 25-35 cm (10-14")
Flowers - May-June; 35-45 cm (14-18"); smaller and more arching than Festuca idahoensis
Conditions: full sun; average to poor well-drained soil; drought tolerant; dislikes moist fertile soil
Coldest zone: 4

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Festuca mairei - Atlas fescue

Festuca mairei

Common name: Atlas fescue
Description:
cool season; clump forming
Foliage - pale green; medium blade width; 75-100 cm (30-40")
Flowers - June; 100-125 cm (40-50")
Conditions: full sun or part shade; moist, well drained soil; drought and heat tolerant once established
Coldest zone: 4

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Festuca ovina

Festuca ovina

Common name: Green fescue
Description:
cool season; clump forming
Foliage - greyish-bluish green; narrow blades;
30 cm (12"); semi-evergreen
Flowers - May-June; 45 cm (18")
Conditions: full sun or part shade; average well drained soil; drought and heat tolerant once established
Coldest zone: 4

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Festuca pulchella

Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage - blue-grey; narrow blade width; 10-15cm (4-6"); sharp, spikey and upright
Flowers - June; 15-20 cm (6-10")
Conditions: full sun only; moist, well drained soil; drought and heat tolerant once established

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Festuca valesiaca 'Nefer'

Festuca valesiaca 'Nefer'

Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage - blue/green; turquoise-green in winter; narrow; 20-25 cm (8-10")
Flowers - June; 30-40 cm (12-16")
Conditions: full sun or part shade; sandy loam;
drought and heat tolerant once established
Coldest zone: 4

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