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  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE

Festuca gautieri

Bearskin Fescue, Spiky Fescue

Main interest:
compact green pillow
full sun, dry to medium moist well-drained soil
Growth type:
Flower colour:
tan, June to July
dark green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4: -34.4 ° C (-30 ° F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
Height: 0.6 ft (0.2 m), Width: 1 ft (0.3 m)
borders, hedges, ground coverage, rock garden accent, containers

Festuca gautieri, commonly known as spiky fescue or bearskin fescue, is native to the Pyrenees. Commonly cultivated semi-evergreen grass, it is a small, low-growing pernnials suitable for rock gardens. For best results grow the bearskin fescue away from overhanging plants and brush any leaves and needles off during the winter.

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Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS
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