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Festuca glauca – Blue Fescue is a low-growing, semi evergreen ornamental grass with beautiful finely-textured silver-blue foliage that keeps its color all year. Truly a lovely small plant for accent or in rock gardens. The striking blue foliage grows in tight clumps that are dome shape tufts of arching to erect blades reaching 6 – 10 inches in height and spread. The silvery-blue foliage supplies a good contrast when paired with hardy geraniums or threadleaf coreopsis. Because it is a relatively short ornamental grass, it works well in the front of borders or flower beds as it will not obscure views or shade other plants. The fine foliage texture contrasts well with plants that have a coarse texture. Also useful in containers as the blue color and grass texture mixes well with other plants with opposite characteristics. If planted in mass as a ground cover, they should be planted 8-10 inches apart as they do not spread outward to any degree. Insignificant stalks with seed heads emerge in the summer which many gardeners choose to remove to maintain desired tufted shape.
Hardy in zones 4-9, Blue Fescue prefers full sun to part shade and is drought tolerant. Cut back foliage in early spring to 3-4 inch tidy clumps and to facilitate emergence of the new leaf blades. Divide plants every couple of years for rejuvenation.