Festuca glauca 'Select' - Blue Fescue

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") tall
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 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)

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 info

Pronounciation: Festuca (fes-TOO-kah) glauca (GLAU-kah)


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Festuca glauca - Blue Fescue
Festuca glauca 'Select' - Blue Fescue