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Festuca glauca 'Skinner's Blue'

 Suitable Substitutions for Festuca glauca 'Skinner's Blue'

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Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

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Festuca glauca 'Pepindale Blue'

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More About Festuca glauca 'Skinner's Blue'

  • Grass has a mounding habit and forms a dense, uniform, semi-evergreen tuft
  • Very narrow leaf blades are varying shades of blue-green at different times of the season
  • Narrow seed spikes emerge green and age to tan in colour
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
  • Flower Height: 30 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:

3

Height:

20-30 cm

Spread:

15-25 cm

Colour:

Green
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Skinner's Blue Fescue Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in full sun and a well-drained soil. Remove spent foliage in the spring. Clumps need to be divided every 2-3 years to maintain their appeal.


Festuca glauca 'Skinner's Blue' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow
Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Mounding
Dwarf

Foliage Color

Blue
Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging