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Festuca idahoensis 'Stony Creek'

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Species Name: Festuca idahoensis 'Stony Creek'
Common Name: Stony Creek Idaho fescue

Idahoe fescue selection with very light blue-gray leaves. Perfect accent for borders, between shrubs and rocks or under oaks and pines. Easy to grow--give summer water inland.

Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Type: Grass (cool season)
Height by Width: 2' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Tufted bunchgrass
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer-dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Produces seed head
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden
Natural Habitat: Dry openings in woods and rocky slopes below 5,000'

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  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
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