Festuca glauca 'Select' - Blue
The mound forming habit and fine foliage give this grass a formal appearance.
The small size enables it to be used in window boxes, baskets and as
edging along the front of borders. If not grown on the lean side, it
may need to be divided every few years (when the center starts to die).
Trim back in late summer to stimulate new growth.
We have selected the bluest of this strain of Blue fescue,
because of its particularly strong blue color, hence the
name F. glauca 'Select'.
Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage is blue-green in colour; narrow blade width; 10-20 cm (4-8")
Flowers in May and June; 15-25 cm (6-10") in height
Ideal conditions: full sun, light shade; well-drained
soil; drought tolerant in shaded areas; does well in cool coastal sites
Coldest zone: 4
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Partner with: rock garden plants, purple-leaved plants
Season of interest: year-round in mild climates
Recommended plant spacing: 30-50 cm (12-20") why
such a difference?
Drought tolerance rating: 2 (water to
root depth once every month) further
Pronounciation: Festuca (fes-TOO-kah)
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