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A picture of a Fescue


Festuca spp.

Festuca valesiaca1 by Petr Filippov (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Fescue
A photo of Fescue
A photo of Fescue
A photo of Fescue
A photo of Fescue

Fescue Overview

Large genus of around 664 perennial evergreen or herbaceous, rhizomatous grasses. Growth follows a clumping habit and this genus is found in a wide range of temperate habitats including grasslands, stream and woodland edges. They are typically grown for their linear, blue-green foliage. Some species are favoured for their flowers, which are small and pinkish brown coloured, in the form of spikelets on the ends of long bare stems.

How to propagate Fescue


Seed in spring or autumn.


By division in autumn; however, selected forms should be propagated by division.

Other uses of Fescue

Ground cover


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