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Festuca amethystina (Hair fescue)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.4m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Festuca amethystina

Other names

Hair fescue

Genus

Festuca Festuca

Species

F. amethystina - F. amethystina is a low-growing, evergreen grass. It has fine, blue-green arching foliage and in early summer produces dark red, airy flower panicles.


Festuca amethystina is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Flower

Dark-red in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Rust Rust

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Festuca amethystina (Hair fescue) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Festuca amethystina

Other names

Hair fescue

Genus

Festuca Festuca

Species

F. amethystina - F. amethystina is a low-growing, evergreen grass. It has fine, blue-green arching foliage and in early summer produces dark red, airy flower panicles.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact


Colour

Flower

Dark-red in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Festuca amethystina (Hair fescue) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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