Koeleria glauca - Blue Hair Grass

Blue Hair grass is an ideal border plant, non-invasive and attractive as an accent or along an edge. In hot dry conditions, ample water and light shade bring out the best in this grass, but it will tolerate the exposed condition of a rock garden. This grass likes lean, sandy soil and will not look its best when grown in rich soil.

Blue Hair grass has fantastic foliage and nice flowers, which are excellent in dried flower arrangements.

Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage is blue-grey; 15-30 cm (6-12") tall
Flowers in May through July; 35-55 cm (14-22") tall

Ideal conditions: full sun; lean soil; tolerates a wide range of soil types; good drainage essential; drought tolerant

Coldest zone: 4 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)

Partner with: Artemesia stelleriana, Sedum glaucophyllum, Carex flacca, Antennaria

Season of interest: May to September

Drought tolerance rating: 2 (water to root depth once every 2 weeks); further info

Native to: Europe and Russia

Recommended spacing between plants: 20-30 cm (8-12") why such a difference?

Pronunciation: Koeleria (koh-LAIR-ee-ah) glauca (GLOU-kah)


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Koeleria glauca - Blue Hair Grass
Koeleria glauca - Blue Hair Grass