Festuca Gautieri 12cm
A stretch of this grass has a tranquil, mossy appearance and tones down colourful feature plants. It is also lovely near water features.
Just as our appreciation of a painting is enhanced when it is framed, so a focal plant is shown to best advantage if it is surrounded by a frame of some sort. One of the most attractive ways to frame a plant is to use ornamental grasses, and you don’t have to restrict yourself to the colour green. There are enough colours and textures in the selection of ornamental grasses and grass-like plants to satisfy everyone. Festuca originated in the cold of northern Europe, making it suitable for our colder regions, where it looks best in winter.
These grasses form dense tussocks of soft leaves and take on the appearance of blue-grey or bright green grass pillows. Festucas work especially well when planted as a soft ground cover around dramatic accent plants such as cordylines, palms and cycads, amongst brightly flowering dwarf aloe hybrids and in dense patches in the foreground of a mixed border.