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Koeleria glauca

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
koh-LER-ee-ah GLAW-kah
Description

Cool-season grass; may go partially dormant in hot weather; strong bluish-green leaves; short-lived perennial.  Cut back to the ground in winter to promote new growth.  It forms dense round clumps.

Site: Full sun, welll-drained moist to moderately dry soil. Grows best within sandy soil with litter organic matter  Does not tolerate clay soil or shade. 

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:   No serious insect or diseases problems.  It may last only a few years in typical garden soils that are moist and fertile.

 

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Tags:
#showy flowers#drought tolerant#silvery#mass planting#air pollution tolerant#black walnut#edging#dense#clumps#group#dry soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#drought tolerant#silvery#mass planting#air pollution tolerant#black walnut#edging#dense#clumps#group#dry soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Koeleria
    Species:
    glauca
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia, Europe
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Dense
    Erect
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Tufts appear May-June, glossy light green and translucent inflorescences dry to buff color on stems 6"-12" above the leaves.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Filiform
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Blue-green blades
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Pollution