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Festuca

Festuca spp.

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Festuca Overview

Large genus of around 664 perennial evergreen or herbaceous, rhizomatous grasses. Growth follows a clumping habit and this genus is found in a wide range of temperate habitats including grasslands, stream and woodland edges. They are typically grown for their linear, blue-green foliage. Some species are favoured for their flowers, which are small and pinkish brown coloured, in the form of spikelets on the ends of long bare stems.

How to propagate Festuca

Seed

Seed in spring or autumn.

Division

By division in autumn; however, selected forms should be propagated by division.

Other uses of Festuca

Ground cover