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Koeleria glauca

Glaucous Hair-Grass

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Silver

Feature

Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

This silver-blue grass is an attractive contrast to brighter flowers in sunny borders. It is a compact grass that is not invasive and will tolerate most soil types and full sun or partial shade. This tuft-forming ornamental grass bears attractive spikes of flowers in mid-summer, changing to straw yellow as they age.

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Koeleria

Species: glauca

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Silver

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 40cm

Spread: 40cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: March to April

Flowering period: June to July


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