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Festuca rubra 'Jughandle'

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Species Name: Festuca rubra 'Jughandle'
Common Name: Jughandle red fescue

This red fescue selection is distinguished by its shorter, chalky blue-green leaves. Excellent for shady spots where many other grasses will not grow.

Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Type: Grass
Height by Width: 6-12in. H x 1-2' W
Growth Habit: Clumping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Produces seedhead
Endangered?:
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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  • 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.
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