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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. 

Information about Festuca muelleri displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.

 
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