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Festuca idahoensis

Fescue

Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials

FESTUCA

Some of these grasses are ornamental; others are used for lawns, erosion control, or pasture. All need good drainage, can withstand dry conditions and severe frosts. Clumps can be divided in fall.

Festuca idahoensis

Native from British Columbia to Alberta, south to central California and Colorado. Blue-green to silvery blue foliage in a dense clump to 14 in. high, 10 in. wide. Longer-lived than F. glauca, and clumps are less likely to die out in the center. May also be more tolerant of wet winter soils. Good slope stabilizer. Hybrid ‘Siskiyou Blue’, to 2 ft. high and wide, has luminous blue leaves and tolerates considerable shade.

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