Festuca glauca 'Blaufuchs' - Blue
'Blue Fox' fescue doesn't display that solid bright blue
foliage found in F. glauca 'Elijah Blue' or F. glauca 'Select'.
However, the more quiet beauty of its blue-green leaves
is an asset in the natural garden. Like many fescues, it
can be used where drought tolerant plants are required and
combines easily with sedums and dry herbs (thyme, rosemary,
sage, oregano). In humid areas good air circulation is a
must, so don't crowd them with other plants.
F. glauca 'Blue Fox' holds its colour throughout the winter
and doesn't need to be cut back in spring. A leaf rake will
quickly rid the plant of any damaged foliage. This fescue
is extra hardy and adaptable. F. 'Blue Fox' has been around
for over 20 years.
Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage is dark blue-green; narrow blade width; 15-20 cm
Flowers in May-June; 25-30 cm (10-12") in height
Ideal conditions: full sun to light shade;
good air circulation in humid climates; good drainage; drought
tolerant but will look its best with regular water; fertilizer
Coldest zone: 3-7
(find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Partner with: rock garden plants,
Sedums, other Fescues, Allium
senescens ssp montanum, Artemisia
stelleriana 'Morris Strain'
Season of interest: year-round in mild climates
Plant and divide: mid spring and early fall; clip off any flower stalks
Suggested uses: a must for a rock garden,
on a mound or bank where the air flows freely around the
Form: clumping mounds
Recommended plant spacing: 30-60 cm (12-24");
leaves should not touch when full grown; why
such a difference?
Drought tolerance rating: 2 (water to
root depth every two weeks); further
Native to: Europe
Pronounciation: Festuca (fes-TOO-kah) glauca (GLAU-kah)
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