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Arizona Fescue

Festuca arizonica

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Grass
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade, shade (depends on location)
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
1-3' × 1-2'
Flowering Season June-August
Flower Color Green
Minimum Temperature Range -40 °F
Leaf Description Curled with pointed tips, bluish/green
Fruit Small, hairy, may attract birds
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Description An ideal grass for high elevation gardens, tolerant of sun or shade. Arizona fescue is a perennial bunchgrass which can be grown in open meadow like plantings with other grasses and wildflowers, or it can be used as an understory planting for pine (Pinus spp.), Ash (Fraxinus spp.), and juniper (Juniperus spp.). Because of its bluish/green foliage it could be used to contrast with plants that develop reddish leaves such as lemonadeberry (Rhus aromatica), creeper vine (Parthenocissus inserta), and Rocky Mountain maple (Acer glabrum).