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Blue Fescue


A cool-season, clumping, evergreen grass with narrow, luminous leaves of silver-blue. Plants form tidy mounds, larger than most Festuca glauca cultivars, and send up silverish-blue flower stalks in spring that mature to a amber color. Use as a ground cover or edging. Longer lived than other Blue Fescues. Drought tolerant once established, but may turn brown in the hottest part of the summer.

Festuca glauca 'Siskiyou Blue' (F. cinerea)

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf shape : Narrowly linear; inrolled

Leaf color : Silver-blue

Flower Characteristics

Flower color :Brown

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 1-2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 1-2 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 0 to 5 F( Z7a)

Sunset zone : 1-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes