Bearskin grass, the popular classic among ornamental grasses.
Well-tried and yet always contemporary! The bearskin grass with the botanical name Festuca gautieri scores with fresh green at any time of year. Belonging to the fescue genus and the sweet grass family, these cushion-forming plants enhance areas and borders. The bearskin grass originates from south-western France and northern Spain. Hence the alternative name Pyrenean fescue. The Festuca Pic Carlet variety is not only impressive in landscaping, but also in small front gardens. This low-maintenance ornamental grass grows to a maximum height of 15cm and tolerates even heavy frosts. Weeds don't stand a chance under the dense mats. Pruning is not necessary.
Plant portrait Festuca Pic Carlet
Treat the fescue to sunny to semi-shady locations, ideally on loose and poor soil. Too many nutrients may have a negative effect on growth. The small mound-like clumps are made up of innumerable, needle-like stalks. The comparison with the fur of a bear is quite understandable. From June to August, panicles of flowers emerge from the foliage, first green and later turning brownish-yellow.
Tips for using Festuca gautieri
The term universal genius for bearskin grass hits the bull's eye. There is hardly a place where the plant does not establish itself. Festuca Pic Carlet is only sensitive to waterlogging. Buying bearskin grass offers you the following design options: Ground cover Using Festuca gautieri creates green oases. Time-consuming mowing is not necessary.
Planting bearskin grass on slopes
On areas with slopes, turf-like fescue stops erosion-induced erosion. Pond edging Are you looking for plants that aesthetically frame bodies of water? Festuca Pic Carlet plants the shore zone and gives a view of taller perennials and grasses behind. Rock garden The bearskin-like tufts add green accents to gravel areas and visually enhance uniform structures. In an alpine-style rock garden, bearskin grass, together with other carpet perennials (e.g. cushion soapwort), fills the empty spaces between boulders. Grave design Qualifies as a permanent planting between flowering summer flowers or as a green border. Pot planting In a decorative pot, the lush green hemisphere becomes a real eye-catcher.
Which garden ambience suits bearskin grass?
Even though Festuca gautieri suits all garden styles, there are particularly suitable options. For example, outdoor areas with a Far Eastern character. Japanese gardens radiate meditative calm by concentrating on the essentials. Natural greenery defines the sphere. Grass cushions skillfully blend into the round and flowing forms. In the heather and flower garden, bearskin fescue provides green spots. Grape heather and lavender are suitable plant neighbours.
This funny-looking ground cover Festuca gautieri Pic Carlet enriches any garden with an evergreen plant that will give you pleasure in every season. The bearskin grass is a hardy, small-growing perennial with fine, fresh green and needle-shaped leaves. The bearskin grass gets its name because it can cover the ground like a dense bear carpet. This ground cover grows about 10 - 15cm high. The bearskin grass is particularly suitable for larger areas that you want to quickly transform into a green oasis with little effort. Plant this ground cover in a sunny and semi-shaded area of your garden in undemanding soil. The grass prevents weed growth and is ideal for area planting.
Buy Festuca Pic Carlet
You need about 12 plants for one square metre.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use Festuca Pic Carlet all year round.
|Botanical name:||Festuca gautieri Pic Carlet|
|Colloquial name:||bearskin fescue|
|Mature height:||10 - 15 cm|
|Foliage:||acicular, needle like|
|Leaf color:||light green|
Blossom / fruit
|Flower color:||green to brown|
|Location:||full sun, semi shade|
|Flowering period:||all year round|
|Requirement:||12 plants per m²|
|Use for:||ground cover plant, mass planting, border plant|
|Ships as:||as pot plant|