Festuca glauca

Festuca glauca

Blue fescue

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Festuca glauca
  • Common name: Blue fescue
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 30cm

Spread: 20cm

Foliage colour:
  • BlueGreen
  • Features: Dramatic foliage

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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