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Festuca idahoensis ‘Stony Creek’
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Festuca idahoensis Stony Creek

Festuca

Fescue

Originating from the Latin word for stalk or stem, the genus Festuca is comprised of approximately 300 cool season perennial species. The following native Californian selections highlight handsome, fine textured tufts, which appreciate a well drained site, annual early spring trimmings and a division every couple of years, while sulking in hot humid weather.

Festuca idahoensis ‘Stony Creek’ full sun  partial shade

Not only beautifully blue, but hard-working to boot, this water wise perennial grass is a California native from Del Norte County. A thick, tidy hummock of very thin, chalk blue blades sends up slender, wandlike stems holding graceful, airy golden sprays.

Hallmarked by a composed appearance, ‘Stony Creek’ is most impressive and enduring in large drifts on banks or hillsides, where it aids erosion control, resists those pesky deer, doesn’t falter in full sun even inland, and prefers some afternoon shade.

Blooms April–June.

Size: 2' 0"–2-1/2' high x 2' 0" wide. Zone 7/8.

Festuca idahoensis ‘Stony Creek’ (G-0488)
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