California Fescue

Festuca californica

Native to coastal regions of California and Oregon, this semi-evergreen perennial grass grows to form fountain-like clumps of shaggy, blue-green blades. Airy flower heads rise above base foliage during spring and summer, emerging green and turning purple, before fully maturing to yellow. Well-suited for a stand-alone specimen plant, or mass planted as groundcover.


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California Fescue

Festuca californica
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1 gallon, 12" h x 16" w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.