Golden fescue is uncomplicated and beautiful ornamental grass with a cushion-like habit.
The ornamental grass Golden Fescue is an extremely low-maintenance cushion grass that fits into any garden. The botanical name is Festuca glauca. Golden fescue belongs to the family of sweet grasses. The plant delights gardeners with its compact growth habit. The beauty of Festuca glauca is that it is evergreen. If you plant the ornamental grass Golden Fescue, you will have structure and colour in your garden even in winter. The ornamental grass is characterised by a horst-like and dense growth. The fescue has a cushion-like and spherical appearance. As a ground cover, the ornamental grass is a practical weed preventer. The plant reaches a maximum height of 20 centimetres and becomes just as wide. Fescue has very thin and grass-like leaves. They are green and taper to a point at the front. The stems are robust. The green glow of the cushion-like ornamental plant with its thick and dense canopy attracts all eyes to it.
A versatile ornamental grass
From June to July, Festuca glauca presents small panicles of flowers that rise up the slender culms above the leafy canopy. The flower stalks are pale and just under 15 centimetres long. The golden fescue is suitable as a ground cover and comes into its own best in rock or heather gardens. You can also use Festuca to landscape bunkers or dry garden areas. It looks enchanting in planters or balcony boxes. It is equally suitable as a practical grave planting.
The ideal location for Festuca
A sunny location is ideal. The plant can also cope with partial shade. The substrate is important. It should be dry and rather lean. The ornamental grass has few requirements as long as the soil is permeable. This can be achieved with a little sand. The plant often develops very well where others do not thrive. The ornamental grass is hardy. The grass does not need any special protection. The golden fescue is hardly any work: evergreen grasses without pruning delight every gardener. Planting is possible all year round.
Perfect planting partners for the ornamental grass golden fescue
Festuca glauca can be combined with many plants. Larkspur or daylilies are great companions, creating magical contrasts with their flowers. Sage, lavender or woolly zest go great with fescue. In autumn, cyclamen, stonecrop or heather are great companions. A combination with other ornamental grasses also offers great design possibilities. Fescue looks best in groups of plants. In this way you can achieve a great long-distance effect. A maximum of twelve plants can be planted per square metre. The almost hedgehog-like and compact clumps can also be used to create a striking effect in formal gardens or in the garden.