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Festuca Ovina Green Trooper is a fast growing and hardy perennial fescue grass most often grown in landscaping applications for its beautiful and very fine green foliage (grass leaf blades). The variety Festuca Ovina Green Trooper is grown as a border plant, in rockery gardens, in pots and a countless range of modern designer gardens where this low-maintenance plant is a reliable performer, adding sophisticated texture and colour. The plants are non-invasive, generally clump into 25x25cm mounds of fine green grass and provide an excellent contrast for structural features (walls, edging, water feature) or exemplify the colour of flowering plants in the garden, teasing out bright reds, oranges, yellows and purples that contrast spectacularly against the fine foliage. Whilst not essential, Festuca Ovina Green Trooper benefits from a deep trim in early Autumn to ensure the tuft remains dense and healthy. Festuca Ovina Green Trooper is an improved selection of the widely cultivated Festuca Ovina. This variety is a green version of its popular silver-leafed cousin, Festuca Ovina Glauca Dusty Trooper.
Advantages of Festuca Ovina Green Trooper
Stylish landscaping plant
Beautiful fine bright green foliage
Cultivar with improved tuft resilience
20 - 25cm height at maturity
30cm apart is a suitable planting distance
Prefers full sun but can cope with light shade
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia, however prefers regions with low humidity
Highly drought tolerant once established
Easy to grow evergreen perennial grass
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden