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Festuca

The commonly seen "blue hedgehogs" as well as some less well known clump formers. All for well drained soil in full sun.

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Festuca 'Hogar'

Festuca 'Hogar'£3.00

Clumps of blue-green foliage and lots of tall slender stems topped with greyish flower heads in spring. Drained soil in sun. 60cm.

 

Festuca glauca 'Blaufuchs'

Festuca glauca 'Blaufuchs'£3.00

Neat clumps of blue-grey foliage to 15cm, thin strawy flowers to 25cm. Best in full sun in well drained soil.

 

Festuca glauca 'Eisvogel'

Festuca glauca 'Eisvogel'£3.00

A dwarf form with pale bluish grey foliage and strawy flowers to 15cm. Well drained soil in full sun.


Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'£3.00

One of the best blue-grey leaved Fescues making neat hummocks of bright foliage and few flowers. Trim in mid-summer to give good winter effect. Drained soil in full sun. 20cm.


Festuca glauca 'Seeigel'

Festuca glauca 'Seeigel'£3.00

Cute little clumps of very fine leaves, mostly green but a little grey tint. Great for a fresher look to the grey forms. Drained soil in full sun. 20cm.

 

Festuca glauca 'Uchte'

Festuca glauca 'Uchte'£3.00

An uncommon Continental form, steely grey foliage and tawny flowers to 30cm. Drained soil in full sun.

 

Festuca glauca 'Zwergenkönig'£3.00

A very dwarf form with intense blue foliage to only 10cm. Well drained soil in full sun.


Festuca longifolia£3.00

Bright greyish blue foliage and straw coloured, arching stems bearing the flowers. Drained soil in sun. 25cm. Not as easy as F. glauca, one for the collector perhaps.

 

Festuca mairei

Festuca mairei£3.00

Atlas Fescue. Foliage similar to Stipa gigantea but with thread-like flowers to 1m. Average soil in sun


Festuca ovina 'Sohrewäld'

Festuca ovina 'Sohrewäld'£3.00

A richer bluey-grey than most. Otherwise it is a typical hedgehog-like clump to about 20cm. Drained soil in sun.

 

Festuca paniculata

Festuca paniculata£3.00

Clumps of upright, relatively broad leaves bright green with grey backs to 40cm. Long, arching stems bear heads of purple-brown flowers mid spring to early summer. Drained soil in sun. 60cm.


Festuca valesiaca 'Silbersee'£3.00

Fine, sea grey foliage and lovely arching heads of fine flowers in early summer to 30cm. Best in drained soil in full sun. Good in a container.

 

Festuca valesiaca var. glaucantha£3.00

Another of the grey, hedgehog, types. This one makes neat clumps of softer-looking fine grey leaves to 15cm. Slender flowers to 35cm turn a lovely buff as they go to seed. Well drained soil in sun.

 

Festuca violacea£2.50

Neat tufts of very fine blue-green foliage and pretty tan flowers to 30cm. Drained soil in full sun.

 

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