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Festuca idahoensis 'Moody Blue'

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Species Name: Festuca idahoensis 'Moody Blue'
Common Name: Moody Blue Idaho fescue

Compact, densly tufted bunchgrass with beautiful blue-gray leaves. Thrives with occasional summer water. Great as an accent for borders or walkways.

Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Type: Grass (cool season)
Height by Width: 1' H x 1' W
Growth Habit: Tufted bunchgrass
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Produces seed head
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden. Introduced by Rancho Santa Ana Garden
Natural Habitat: Dry, open or shady places.

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