Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Shade – Prefers Low Light Levels.
Frost Hardy – Can Handle frost without damage.
Moderate Watering – Requires Regular Watering.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
January February October November December Plumes appear in summer.
Fescue, fescue grass, mountain grass
|Uses in landscape design|
Perfect to use along pathways
Division: This is a tuft-forming grass.
- Botanical name: Festuca spp.
- Common name(s): Fescue, fescue grass, mountain grass
- Categories: Bamboos, Grasses and sedges, Ground Covers and Perennials
Low-growing ornamental tuft-forming grasses. Ideal for mass planting. Plumes appear in summer. Bright green Festuca gautieri (F. scoparia) is hardy, growing in full sun or partial shade. Blue-grey F. glauca ‘Silver Eyecatch’ grows fairly rapidly, so space plants close together as, eventually, each plant reaches a limit. F. ovina ‘Golden Toupee’ has yellow-bluish-green foliage; drought resistant, it will grow in poor, sandy, well-drained soil.
Botanical Pronunciation: fes-TEW-ka
Festuca spp. requirements and featuresinfo on these icons
Requires moderate maintenance.
January February October November December
Plumes appear in summer.