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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.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Festuca amethystina 'Aprilgrün'.
 
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