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Festuca glauca

Also called Gray Fescue


Photo courtesy of Jelitto Seed

Photo courtesy of Jelitto Seed

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

Interesting Notes:

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.
 

 

Zone:

4

Height:

20-35 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Purple
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Dwarf
Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Blue

Landscape uses

Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Festuca glauca

Festuca gautieri 'Hobbit'

Festuca gautieri 'Hobbit'

Dwarf Bearskin Fescue

Eragrostis elliottii

Eragrostis elliottii

Blue Love Grass