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Festuca gigantea is an evergreen grass to around 1m tall with broad, flat, shiny foliage, purple nodes on the stems, and green flowers held elegantly on sparse, arching stems in mid- to late summer.Native and found particularly in damp areas along the Thames near us

usually as fairly isolated bold handsome tussocks with the tall flowers above setting them apart as one of the grandest of grasses.They also occur very occasionally in dry sites,perhaps a legacy of what was flood plain but now drained;they can certainly tolerate drought ,being deep rooted and a form was reputedly planted as one of the mowed White House lawns for this reason.

Grows in any soil in sun or shade

Comb out dead foliage in early spring
Foliage: Evergreen
Ultimate height: 0.5-1.7 metres
Ultimate spread: 0.1-0.7 metres
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years

Festuca gigantea stately specimen grass 120cm tall

SKU: BP202400371
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