Giant California Fescue
Originating from the Latin word for stalk or stem, the genus Festuca is comprised of approximately 300 cool season perennial species. The following selections highlight natty fine textured tufts, which appreciate well-drained sites and a division every couple of years, while pouting in hot humid weather.
Selected by Cal Flora Nursery from seed they collected near Willits, CA, this extra-energetic gray-green grass grows twice the size of most California Fescues. Slim blades forge a dapper mounding habit tossing exquisite lofty flower stalks, which house pendulous spikelets with rose-tinged blooms on arching, loosely arranged branches. A butterfly’s delight but no friend to deer, ‘Willits’ Giant’s steadfast temperament can be massed on slopes plus featured as a specimen in mixed borders and partly shady garden beds or as a ground cover beneath native oak trees. Periodic watering and not-so-cold winter temperatures maintain its evergreen good looks.
Size: 5' 0" – 6' 0" high x 3' 0" wide.
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