DESCRIPTION: Sheep fescue Festuca is an extremely variable cool season ornamental grass. Slow-growing, most of its growth being produced in the spring and again in the fall. Densely tufted mound of...
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DESCRIPTION: Sheep fescue Festuca is an extremely variable cool season ornamental grass. Slow-growing, most of its growth being produced in the spring and again in the fall. Densely tufted mound of narrow, stiff, semi-erect, green or gray-green leaves.

BOTANICAL NAME: Festuca ovina L
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 25-30 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 25-30 cm
SUN EXPOSURE:  Full sun to part sun
FLOWER COLOUR: 
FLOWERING TIME: 
FOLIAGE COLOUR:  Grayish to bluish green fine haired foliage
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 4
WATER NEEDS: Low, Average
OTHER FEATURES: Drought Tolerant, Showy, Semi-evergreen

Sheep fescue is a densely tufted, cool season, dwarf bunchgrass. Its numerous basal leaves are narrow, involute, stiff, semi-erect and short, 4 to 8 in and less than half the culm length. Plants are short, 12 inches tall, with numerous fine, stiff to semi-erect stems. The panicle is narrow, dense, nearly spike-like in appearance and protrudes well above the basal leaves on stiff, naked culms. Panicles are about 4 in long with 4 to 5 flowers per spikelet.

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