Festuca ovina

Sheep's Fescue, Festuca cinerea

One of the most widely planted of all ornamental grasses, they are valued for their low, mounding, finely textured clumps of sometimes vividly green, bluish or gray leaves. They offer many choices in size, texture and foliage color. Plants with silvery, blue-gray foliage, such as 'Elijah Blue' and 'Sea Urchin', make striking points of interest. Prefer full sun in cooler climates. All like well-drained soils, and some tolerate dry soil. Start by seed or division. Shear back after flowering to encourage new growth and to remove old, weathered foliage. Older clumps tend to die or rot out from the center. Every 2 to 3 years, divide and replant mature clumps.
Festuca ovina, Sheep's Fescue, Festuca cinerea
Tolerant of dry soil, this 1-foot-tall, clumping, green grass needs a long growing season to mature.

Attributes - Festuca ovina

Plant Type: Grass

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 10 in. to 1 ft.

Width: 1 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates.

Related Plants

Festuca californica, Festuca ovina glauca, Festuca ovina glauca 'Elijah Blue', Festuca rubra rubra, Festuca scoparia
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