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California Fescue


This perennial grass is best used as a specimen plant or massed as a ground cover. The loose clumps of blue-green to blue-grey foliage are topped in late spring by flower spikes emerging green, ageing to purple and maturing to deep yellow.

Festuca californica

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf shape : Lance-shaped

Leaf color : Blue-green or blue-grey

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes :Flower spikes emerge green, mature to purple and then deep yellow.

Plant Anatomy

Average size maturity width : 1-2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 2-3 ft.

Cultural Information

Sunset zone : 4-9, 14-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes