Features and uses:
The Festuca amethystina
belongs to the Poaceae family and is an evergreen ornamental grass that was born in Europe.
The Festuca amethystina looks like a clump of very thin green-glaucous leaves
that generally does not exceed 35 cm in height and assumes a "fountain" shape.
The inflorescence appears between spring and summer in the form of small and thin ears of brown color
, supported by small erect stems, which stand higher than the foliage. At the slightest wind they move lightly giving the feeling of relaxation.
It is a long, robust and rustic ornamental grass
, which tolerates drought well and is not attacked by parasites or fungal diseases. It prefers well drained soils and sunny locations
, but it also tolerates the half shade. It does not need special maintenance and this makes it ideal for public green areas where it is necessary to contain green costs
, and for private gardens
that increasingly need to be autonomous.
It is an interesting ornamental grass for creating elegant flower pots, perhaps matched with Carex oshimensis Evergold
or Pennisetum Little Honey
. But it is also suitable for making borders along a driveway or in the front of a mixed bow, perhaps combined with Panicum Warrior
, Panicum Rotstralhbush