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Festuca novae-zelandiae

 Suitable Substitutions for Festuca novae-zelandiae

Carex buchananii

Carex buchananii

Red Fox Sedge

 

More About Festuca novae-zelandiae

  • Grass has a mounding habit and forms a tight, uniform tuft
  • Very narrow leaf blades are blue-green to dark green, turning tan in colour early in the fall
  • Bloom Time: August
  • Flower Height: 40 cm
  • Foliage Height: 30 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and and start again when 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:

30-40 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering
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New Zealand Fescue Growing and Maintenance Tips

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


Festuca novae-zelandiae 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

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Clumping
Upright
Vase-shape

Foliage Color

Blue
Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging