A little plant hedgehog for a rock garden
Native to Spain Festuca gautieri (synonym: Festuca scoparia) is a dense, mat-forming, rhizomatous perennial.
Festuca gautieri 'Pic Carlit' is a miniature variety scarcely 8 cm in height. Over the years its dense and spiky foliage is a valuable addition to a hardscape area, as it billows out over a dry rockery, paving, gravel gardens, walls or green roofs.
Try mass planting Festuca gautieri 'Pic Carlit' (in odd numbers) and large pebbles to create a dynamic contrast.
Grow in the sun in poor, gravelly, slightly acidic to chalky soil.
Maintenance: prune the inflorescences before they ripen.
Following illustration: Festuca gautieri 'Pic Carlit' in the garden of the Daily Telegraph - RHS Chelsea Flower show 2009
- 0,7 litre pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: less than 10 cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
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