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Festuca glauca

Blue fescue

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Hardy perennial





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Festuca glauca

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The truest blue of the dwarf grasses and totally drought-proof once established, Festuca glauca has stiff thread-like blue foliage which forms dense, upright tussocks, from which steel blue flower-heads appear in summer. It's perfect for growing in a rock garden, where it teams well with a wide variety of rock plants. It's also suitable for using in container displays.

For best results and to develop the most intense foliage colour, grow Festuca glauca in well-drained soil in full sun. Remove dead foliage in winter.

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Festuca

Species: glauca

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to plant seeds: September to May

Time to divide plants: March to May

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