Festuca valesiaca 'Nefer'

Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage is blue/green in spring, changing to light silver blue by mid-summer then turquoise green by winter; narrow leaves; 20-25cm (8-10") in height
Flowers 30-40cm (12-16") tall; dry quickly to a nice golden tan; in June

Ideal conditions: full sun; well-drained sandy loam; drought and heat tolerant once established

Coldest zone: 4 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)

Season of interest: year-round in milder climates

Partner with: Festuca gautieri, Molinia 'Variegata', Sedum ellacombianum, rock garden plants, Bouteloua gracilis

Suggested uses: specimen, border, rock garden, drifts, or plant close together for a solid groundcover

Recommended plant spacing: 15-30 cm (6-12") why such a difference?

Drought tolerance rating: 2 (water to root depth once every 2 weeks); further info

Pronounciation: Festuca (fes-TOO-kah) valesiaca (va-lee-see-AH-kah)


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Festuca valesiaca 'Nefer'