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Festuca glauca (Blue Fescue)

Festuca glauca (Blue Fescue)

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Type Grass, Evergreen, Ground cover
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Blue Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Festuca glauca - Cultivation Notes

This hardy ornamental grass requires a sunny dry condition in a fertile well drained soil. Divide and replant clumps every 2-3 years /Clip back flower stems in late summer

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Festuca glauca:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Festuca glauca

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Festuca glauca:

  • Compact evergreen plant suitable for container planting
  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Ornamental grass for summer long foliage interest
  • Ornamental grass ideal for drift planting in a sunny spot

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