Fescue - Festuca

How do I care for my fescue grass?
This grass is low-maintenance short and wintergreen ornamental grass. It is most suitable as groundcover and as container plant. You can plant it almost all year round, except in dry periods and during frosts. Avoid giving it too much water, especially during the winter!
What is the the best location for my blue ornamental/fescue grass?
Festuca grows best in the sun. This makes its blue colour come out best. It is also important to consider soil type: fescue thrives best in nutrient poor soil; not too damp and not too rich in nutrients.

Is this grass suitable as cut flower?
This blue grass looks nice as an addition to floral arrangements. It does not grow any longer than 30 centimetres and therefore suits small bouquets. Its summer plumes are also suitable as cut flowers.

Where does Festuca come from?
Festuca originally comes from the mountains and was often used for to grow in/filling in gaps in rock gardens.

When does Festuca flower?
This grass flowers in May and June by producing flowering buds, white/green plumes.

Can I prune this ornamental grass?
It is best to remove its dead flowers in the early spring to give new flowers plenty of room.
Apart from cutting away its dead flowers, it is best not to prune or cut back the rest, but to ‘comb’ it instead in the spring. You can remove any unsightly, brown and loose growth from this plant by hand.
  • Winter hardiness:
    Good

  • Soil type:
    Preference for sandy soil (not too rich in nutrients)

  • Moisture levels:
    Dry to normal

  • Location:
    Sun

  • Height:
    30 cm

  • Evergreen or deciduous:
    Evergreen

  • Pruning:
    Comb through in the spring

  • Fertilizing:
    Not required

  • Flower:
    Wit/green blooms

  • Flowering period:
    May – June

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