Festuca ovina glauca
Blue Fescue, Festuca cinerea
|One of the most widely planted of all ornamental grasses, they are valued for their low, mounding, finely textured clumps of sometimes vividly green, bluish or gray leaves. They offer many choices in size, texture and foliage color. Plants with silvery, blue-gray foliage, such as 'Elijah Blue' and 'Sea Urchin', make striking points of interest. Prefer full sun in cooler climates. All like well-drained soils, and some tolerate dry soil. Start by seed or division. Shear back after flowering to encourage new growth and to remove old, weathered foliage. Older clumps tend to die or rot out from the center. Every 2 to 3 years, divide and replant mature clumps.
This ground cover has slender, silvery blue leaves, and grows in clumps. Prefers cool climates, and no foot traffic.
Attributes - Festuca ovina glauca
Plant Type: Ground Cover
Height: 10 in. to 1 ft.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.
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