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Striped Agave & California Fescue

California fescue & striped agave

California fescue & striped agave

The blues in the striped agave and Festuca californica are a pretty obvious match. Festucas look really nice this time of year, especially next to Arizona flagstone and terra cotta pots. We put the agave there to stop me from stepping across the narrow planting bed. You can’t really top agaves for crowd control.

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3 Responses to “Striped Agave & California Fescue”

  1. February 23rd, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Melanthia says:

    Lovely combo. I laughed that it’s there to stop you from stepping over. That fescue is huge compared to mine. Has it been there awhile?

  2. February 23rd, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    ryan says:

    This is its third winter. They vary a bit in size for us, depending on conditions. We once had them shoot up about three feet tall in about three months in a garden with really heavy clay; they looked awful and we took them back to our own garden where they behaved.

  3. March 2nd, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Pam/Digging says:

    I love striped agaves. They keep things looking so cool in the garden, even when summer is blisteringly hot. It does look especially nice with the cool, blue fescue.

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