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Festuca amethystina

Tufted fescue, hair fescue

Festuca amethystina


Article number: 2188992


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Product information "Festuca amethystina"

Very elegant overhanging fescue variety that is has a colourful play of the blades that range from blue-green in summer to purple-brown tones later in autumn. Small, violet-purple flower spikes appear in June-July that “float” over the other blades.
This is a very undemanding plant for locations in full sun, in which the bluish tint develops the best. Moderate to fresh soil without waterlogging is optimal for Festuca amethystina.
Tufted fescue should be divided every two years, which prevents it from getting too old in the middle. Pruning in spring is also recommended in order to obtain a bushy habit.
Good partners for the tufted fescue include different grasses, Calluna vulgaris and smaller Juniperus varieties.
Heath gardens, rockeries and troughs are a few of the many uses for Festuca amethystina.
Flower colour: Violet/purple
Flowering period: Mid-summer
Height: 30 cm
Light requirements: Sun
Location: Heath gardens, rockeries, near shrubs
Evergreen: Evergreen
Leaf shape: Grass-like
Leaf colour: Green
Spacing: 40 - 50 cm
Hardiness zone: 4
Use: House gardens, front gardens, rock gardens, container plantings, roof greening, ground cover, natural plantings, reclamation, public areas
Speciality: Reseeds itself
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)
Compatibility: Plant in groups
  • Flowering Period June, July
  • Final height 20cm to 40cm
  • Available February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Use beds/borders, paths/rock walls/rock gardens, outdoors, for containers, for wild gardens, as a groundcover, for group plantings
  • Hardiness hardy
  • Soil dry, moderately heavy, light, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location full sun
  • Flower Colour purple/violet
  • Leaf Colour grey-green, green

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