Also called Gray Fescue
More About Festuca glauca
- A.K.A. Festuca ovina Glauca
- Grass has a mounding habit and forms a dense, uniform, semi-evergreen tuft
- Very narrow leaf blades are blue-green to blue
- Narrow seed spikes emerge green, flower purple and age to a tan colour
- Bloom Time: June to July
- Flower Height: 35 cm
- Foliage Height: 20 cm
- Grass Type: Cool Season
Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and continue until temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
Blue Fescue Growing and Maintenance Tips
Best grown in full sun and a well-drained soil with some tolerance to drought and poor soils. Remove spent foliage in the spring. Clumps need to be divided every 2-3 years to maintain their appeal.
Festuca glauca Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
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