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problem with bearskin fescue

Posted by dutch_rondo 8, Netherlands (My Page) on
Mon, May 15, 06 at 12:20

Last year I planted a couple of bearskin fescue (festuca gautieri). Recovering from the winter (which was long but not exceptionally cold)they don't look very happy; mostly brownish in the middle and green on the outer fringes. Is this normal and will they become healthy, overall green plants as they should be, or is this a sign that I should have divided them, as one usually does with fescues under these circumstances?

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RE: problem with bearskin fescue

Best to treat them like other fescues. Mine does this every year and I generally leave it alone and it does sort itself out. BUT ... It doesn't always look its best. I think it would grow best on perfectly draining soil ~ I may have to move a chunk of mine to a gravel bed & see how it does there.
Have you ever looked up where it likes to grow in the wild?

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