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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 our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing  Festuca amethystina 'Aprilgrün'.
 
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