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Festuca glauca

Phonetic Spelling
fes-TOO-kah GLAW-kah
Description

Grown for blue-green foliage; can be used as a ground cover or accent plant; semi-evergreen; tends to die out when grown in heavy, poorly drained soil; clumps has a tendency to die and require division every two to three years and are either replaced or replanted.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Elijah Blue'
  • 'Golden Toupee'
    Yellow-green foliage
'Elijah Blue', 'Golden Toupee'
Tags:
#ornamental grass
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Elijah Blue'
  • 'Golden Toupee'
    Yellow-green foliage
'Elijah Blue', 'Golden Toupee'
Tags:
#ornamental grass
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Festuca
    Species:
    glauca
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North East Spain to North West Italy and Southern France
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Dense
    Mounding
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Pollution
    Poor Soil