Scientific Name: Festuca idahoensis Form: Mounded
Common Name:Idaho fescue , blue bunchgrass Texture:Fine
Family Name:PoaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright, Spreading, Dense
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like) Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: B.C. east of Cascades, Canada - central, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - southwest, U.S. - central, B.C. west of Cascades Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Grass-like, Basal, Alternate, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Linear, Filiform, Entire
Flowers: Spikelet, (Floriferous), Blue, Yellow, Green, Violet, Jun- May
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Summer interest, Perennial border, Accent plant, Group or mass planting, Fall interest, Mixed shrub border
Key ID Features:Small, tufted upright formal mounds; leaves blue-green, smooth, tightly in-rolled (almost needle-like) and erect or slightly arching, evergreen; flowers dense, shortly branched panicles of spikelets early to midsummer.