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Festuca muelleri - Mueller's Fescue
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Europe, Central (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Tan
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: <1 foot
Width: Clumping
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Festuca muelleri (Mueller's Fescue) - A European native fescue holds shiny, dark green hair-like foliage with a hint of bluish green. This cool season grass grows up to 8 inches tall and equally wide. Forms a dense clumping mat and can be used as an unclipped lawn or ground cover. The flowers, not particularly showy or profuse, emerge bluish green in June and fade to a buff color at maturity. Makes an excellent garden filler and fits in rock gardens perfectly. Mueller's fescue grows best in moist, well-drained soil in full sun. It does not like heavy, wet soils, especially in hot climates. For hot inland climates, part day shade or light shade is ideal. More heat tolerant than Festuca tenuifolium. Drought resistant once established. . It is very hardy plant, tolerating to USDA zone 4.  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 muelleri.
 
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