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Flower Spike

Foliage

Form

Plant Name

Festuca glauca

Common Name

Blue fescue

Soil

Sand

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

Soil Moisture

Dry

Plant Type

Evergreen Grass

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
(1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot
12 inches = 30 cms,
24 inches = 2 feet,
3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms)

12 x 10 (30 x 24)

Foliage

Blue-Green

Flower Colour in Month(s). Fruit

Blue-Green spikelets in July-August

Comment

Erect form. Divide and replant every 2 to 3 years to maintain foliage colour.

"Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade, but best foliage color is in full sun. Tolerant of drought and poor soils. Intolerant of wet, poorly-drained soils. Foliage is semi-evergreen. In St. Louis, the foliage may retain good color in mild winters, but clumps will show considerable browning in harsh winters. Clumps tend to die out in the center and need to be divided and replanted or replaced every 2-3 years. Cut back foliage in early spring to 3-4" to tidy clumps and to facilitate emergence of the new leaf blades. Clumps may decline in hot, humid summers, and should be cut back if such occurs. Mass densely (plant 8-10" apart) when planting as a ground cover since clumps do not spread outward very much and weeds may grow between clumps if spaced too far apart. May be grown from seed, but variations in foliage color often occur.

Blue fescue is a short-lived, low-growing, semi-evergreen, clump-forming ornamental grass noted for its glaucous, finely-textured, blue-gray foliage. Foliage forms a dome-shaped, porcupine-like tuft of erect to arching, needle-like blades radiating upward and outward to a height of 6-8" (inflorescences typically bring total clump height to 10-14"). Light green flowers with a purple tinge appear in terminal panicles atop stems rising above the foliage in late spring to early summer, but inflorescences are not very showy. Flowers give way to buffy seed heads which some gardeners find attractive but others find detractive to both the symmetry of the plant and the foliage color. Synonymous with Festuca ovina var. glauca and Festuca ovina 'Glauca'." from Missouri Botanical Garden.

This and other cultivars are available from Ornamental Grasses , Coblands Nurseries Ltd and Cottage Gardens in the UK with Plant Lust in America.

 

GRASS GALLERY PAGES
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Introduction

INFLORESCENCE COLOUR
(o)
Blue
Orange
(o)Other Colours
Pink
Red
(o)White
Yellow

LEAF COLOUR
Black
(o)Blue
Brown
Bronze
(o)Green
Grey
Purple
Red
Silver
(o)Variegated White
Variegated Yellow
White
Yellow
Autumn Colour
4 Season Colour

FORM
Mat-forming
Prostrate
Mound-forming
Spreading
(o)Clump-forming
(o)Upright
Arching

SEED COLOUR
Seed

BED PICTURES
Garden

Grass Height from Text Border

Blue =
0-24
inches
(0-60
cms)

Green=
24-72 inches
(60-180 cms)

Red =
72+
inches
(180+
cms)

Grass Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

Dry Soil

Click on thumbnail to add the Grass Description Page of the Grass named in the Text box below that photo.
The Comments Row of that Grass Description Page details where that Grass is available from.

 

 

 

 

 

Grass INDEX link to Grass Plant Description Page

Botanical Name / Common Name

Inflore-scence Colour

Inflore-scence Months

Height x Spread in inches (cms)

Foliage Colour

A, B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

Carex pendula / Weeping Sedge

Dark Brown spikes

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May, June

54 x 60
(135 x 150)

Shiny Mid-Green leaves, which are 36 inches long and Blue-Green beneath

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Cortaderia selloana / Pampas Grass

Silver spikelets

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August

108 x 60
(270 x 150)

Mid-Green foliage with very sharp cutting edges

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D, E

 

 

 

 

 

F

Festuca glauca / Blue fescue

Blue-Green spikelets

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July, August

12 x 10
(30 x 24)

Blue-Green

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H

Hakone-chloa macra 'Albo-variegata' / Hakon Grass

...

...

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Green variegated White

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I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT Flora Turf

CT Flora turf soil-free turf production process has a number of advantages over wild flower seeding:-

  • Dense roots eliminate weeds
  • Much faster to establish than seeding
  • Light and easy to handle
  • 50:50 plant mix of flowers and grasses
  • Seed mix native to the UK including nectar rich species for bees and butterflies
  • Effective erosion control for banks
  • Very little maintenance
  • Ideal for green roof projects

Enviromat Green Roof

Enviromat is an extremely versatile, frost hardy, drought resistant, random mixture of flowering sedum plants. Use it as low maintenance groundcover or to create a living green roof.

 

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