Festuca amethystina

Festuca - Festuca amethystina

Common Name: Festuca
Genus: Festuca
Species: amethystina

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Good for a rock garden

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.25 m (25 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Green, Purple
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

Easy to grow evergreen ornamental grass forming dense low tussocks of narrow bright blue leaves. Blue fescue is an ideal accent plant for a sunny border or rock garden. In midsummer the plant produces short spikes of blue-green flowers effused with violet. Pest and drought tolerant, it is easy to grow though the best colour is obtained on poor dry soils.

  • Garden care: Comb through the plant in winter to remove dead foliage.
  • Goes well with: Lavandula augustifolia 'Hidcote', Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht', Perovskia 'Blue Spire', Briza maxima, Allium sphaerocephalon, Astrantia major 'Hadspen Blood'.

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