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Species Name: Festuca idahoensis
Common Name: Idaho Fescue
- Densely tufted. Nice long blades of grass are soft. Recommended under oaks; perfect accent plant with ferns, Heuchera, or hummingbird sage.
- Plant Family: Poaceae
- Plant Type: Grass (cool seaon)
- Height by Width: 2' H x 2' W
- Growth Habit: Bunchgrass
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer-dormant
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: Produces seed head
- Endangered?: Not Listed
- Distribution: Northwestern CA, Cascade Range, North and Central Sierra Nevada Range, Central Western CA, to Canada and Colorado.
- Natural Habitat: Dry openings in woods and rocky slopes below 5,000'
- Care and Maintenance
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
- Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.