at Digging Dog
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.
Indigenous to Morocco's Atlas Mountains, this long
lived cold hardy grass sprouts a gracefully arching
fountain distinguished by handsome khaki-tinged
gray-green blades. Taller than most Festucas, Atlas
has quickly earned the reputation as one of the finest
large area ground covers, proving indispensable for
mass plantings on slopes, in mixed borders or natural
style meadows. Evergreen where winters are mild and
remarkably drought tolerant, its reliable good looking
mound relishes occasional waterings and doesn't
require a trim, only a little raking.
Size: 2' 0"–3' 0" high x 2' 0"–3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.
Festuca mairei (G-0541)
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Other selections in this genus
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Perhaps you’re looking for some soothing floral or foliar accents on a hot summer day! We’ve found that snowy white, clear pink, pale yellow and deep blue blooms coupled with silver, bluish green or emerald-toned leaves become refreshing counterpoints to warmer-hued flowers. They offer a place where your eye can rest, much like cleansing your palette when tasting wine. These shades meld the spicy-colored flowers of many Achillea, Crocosmia, Dahlia, Geum, Helenium, Kniphofia, Rudbeckia and Salvia.
Our next guided Saturday Strolls is August 19th., followed by September 16th & October 7th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's Early August 2017 Newsletter Link
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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410
Tuesday by appointment only