• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing, dense mounds reach 8 to 12 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Drought Tolerant Grass
    Blooms:
    Late Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:fes-TEW-ka GLAW-ka
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing, dense mounds reach 8 to 12 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Silver-blue
    Blooms:Late Summer
    Flower color:Brown
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Rustic, Xeric
    Design IdeasBlue Fescue is the best small ornamental grass. Its silver-blue coloring and fine texture is appreciated in both Asian gardens and the drought-resistant landscape. Most often planted near rock gardens, around landscape boulders and in dry streambeds. Does equally well as a formal edging plant or in a mass for groundcover effect.
    Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Bluebeard (Caryopteris); Salvia (Salvia); Yucca (Yucca); Sedum (Sedum); Echeveria (Echeveria); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average to very lean, loose, well-drained soils; does not tolerate soggy, poorly-drained soil. Water regularly during first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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