We fell in love with these little silver/blue tuffs of grass almost as soon as we saw them. Deployed around a garden bed they provide lovely and durable patches of color and texture that are hard to match. The smaller 10-12" size means they won't take over a bed like some other grasses and since they do quite well in part shade they can be used in beds under trees and among a wide range of flowers, like coral bells, allium, hydrangea, hosta, or dianthus for an outstanding combination of color and texture. Use them to provide a fun accent on combination containers adding stability to pops of color.
The finely textured leaves of Festuca glauca 'Blue Whiskers' maintain a bright silvery blue through the growing season and each clump maintains a nice fully rounded shape. Dainty yellow-green flowers appear above the clump on scapes that rise from the plant and age to tan as the growing season progresses.
|Bloom Color:||Small yellow flowers|
|Bloom Period:||late summer into winter|
|Genus & Species:||Festuca glauca 'Blue Whiskers' PP29200|
|Mature Height:||10 to 12 inches|
|Mature Spread:||18 to 24 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||18 inches or more|
|Planting Depth:||Crown even with the soil|
|Planting Time:||Spring or Fall Planting|
|Soil Type:||Well drained soil|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun, part sun & part shade|
|Zone:||4 to 8|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Blue Whiskers Blue Fescue
Though they can tolerate shade, plants will perform best in full sun with well-drained soil. With six hours or more of sun and afternoon shade, you will see the best qualities of this grass on display. If you live in areas where winter weather is regularly below freezing we recommend trimming back the grass almost to the base of the plant before early spring. In warmer areas they will remain evergreen. If you reach the point where your Festuca needs divided it is best to do so early in the spring so the new plants have time to root before the weather turns cold.