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Festuca tatrae

Blue fescue

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  • Botanical name: Festuca tatrae
  • Common name: Blue fescue
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Blue​/​Green

Blue fescue, Festuca tatrae, is a dwarf ornamental grass, ideal for growing in a rock garden. It bears stiff, thread-like blue foliage and steel blue flower-heads in dense, upright tussocks. Plants look fantastic when grown with a variety of other plants, and also work well in containers. Alternatively grow several plants 20cm or more apart as ground cover in front of shrubs, in a well-drained border.

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Festuca tatrae bears slender, elegant and dusky green leaves, and arching flowers in early summer. To ensure plants develop the most intense blue colouration, keep them dry in summer.

How to grow Festuca tatrae

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Festuca tatrae and wildlife

Festuca tatrae has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Festuca tatrae poisonous?

Festuca tatrae has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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