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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

38

Scientific  Name:

Festuca idahoensis

Common Name 1

› Idaho Fescue

Family:

Poaceae

Origins:

Plant Type:

Grass
Common Name 2

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Plant Maintenance Information

Plant Description

Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

Sun Preference:

Water Preference:

Soil Preference:

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Foliage Description:

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Flower Description:

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

Mature spread:

Growth rate:

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

no

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

no

Attracts Butterflies:

no

Native Habitat:

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

no

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Ornamental Accent:

no

no

Garden Observations:

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Cut back the foliage to about 4-6 inches in the spring before growth resumes. When foliage is removed, spring growth will begin earlier. Old foliage left on the plant can delay the crown's warming and subsequent growth by as much as 3 weeks.

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Grasses do not need to be cut down before winter. In fact, they are attractive when left standing and the foliage helps to insulate the crown of the plant.

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

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Care Comments:

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

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Alternate Source 2:

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