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Blue Fescue Festuca arvernensis

Other plants called Blue Fescue:

Previously known as:

  • Festuca ovina var. glauca
Phonetic Spelling
fes-TOO-kah
Description

Dislikes intense summer heat and high humidity

Family name Poaceae (Gramineae)

Quick ID Hints:

  • Ornamental grass - to 1 ft high and 2 ft wide
  • Bluish-green linear leaves

Perennial, semi-evergreen ornamental grass - grows to 1' high, to 2' wide.

Suitable for edging, rock gardens, as ground cover or as an accent. 

Prefers sunny, dry conditions and well-drained soil. Does not perform well in humid heat.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#perennial#ornamental grass#accent plant#edging#groundcover#rock gardens#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#perennial#ornamental grass#accent plant#edging#groundcover#rock gardens#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Festuca
    Species:
    arvernensis
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mountains of South Central & South Western France
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Dense
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Spike
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Straw colored flower heads, feathery spikes in mid-summer.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Bluish-green, linear, pointy, to 18" long
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden