For best results with Festuca grasses, plant them in full sun in fertile, moist, but well drained soil, though they will tolerate drier soils once established. Cut and comb out the last year’s flower stems and dead leaves in late winter or early spring. Divide congested plants in Spring.
As a rough guide when planting Festuca – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage, and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.
How to grow Festuca
Position: Full sun
Soil and site: Best in moist, fertile, well drained soil
Flowering time: Summer to Autumn
Growth rate: Moderate/fast
Ultimate height and spread: Height to 50cm, spread to approximately 50cm
Hardiness: Hardy once established
Aftercare: . Cut and comb out the last year’s flower stems and dead leaves in late Winter or early Spring. Divide overcrowded plants in Spring every few years.