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Festuca filiformis

Also called Hair Fescue


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More About Festuca filiformis

  • AKA Festuca tenuifolia, Festuca capillata
  • Mounding habit, forming a uniform, semi-evergreen tuft
  • Very narrow leaf blades are blue-green to dark green
  • Narrow seed spikes emerge green, flower purple and age to a tan colour
  • Bloom Time: Late spring
  • Flower Height: 30 cm
  • Foliage Height: 15 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and continue until temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

 

Zone:

4

Height:

15-30 cm

Spread:

15-20 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Fine-leaved Sheep Fescue Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in full sun and a well-drained soil with some tolerance for poorer soils. Remove spent foliage in the spring. Clumps need to be divided every 2-3 years to maintain their appeal. 


Festuca filiformis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Dwarf
Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Border/edging