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Products > Festuca amethystina 'Aprilgrün'
 
Festuca amethystina 'Aprilgrün' - April Gruen Sheep's Fescue
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Europe, Central (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Golden
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Festuca 'April Green']
Height: <1 foot
Width: Clumping
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 °F
Festuca amethystina 'Aprilgrün' (April Gruen Sheep's Fescue) - A cool-season grass. A fine-textured evergreen low-growing (under 1 ft.) blue-green clumping grass. The short flower panicles (12-18 in. tall) appear in late spring to early summer. Plant in full sun in a well-drained, moist soil. Has proven to be moderately drought resistant in coastal garden conditions. When planted inland, place in a partial-shade location. It is a very hardy plant, tolerating to USDA zone 4. Center dieback occurs after a couple of years; cutting back slightly each year will cause new growth to occur. Makes a good edging plant, or ground cover.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Festuca amethystina 'Aprilgrün'.
 
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