Blue Fescue Grass - Festuca Ovina Glauca - Exotic Ornamental Grass - 20 Seeds

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The spectacular, non-fading blue foliage and unique growing habits make this plant ideal for ground cover, border front or rock garden accent or edging plant. Festuca ovina glauca, better known as Blue Ornamental Grass, Blue Festuca, or Blue fescue, belongs to the Poaceae family and is native to Central and Southern Europe. This distinctive evergreen forms tidy bright-blue bunches, which make this plant one of the most ornamental of the drought-tolerant, fine textured, cold-country grasses. Blue Festuca will be a real attention-getter in your lawn. The spectacular, non-fading blue foliage and unique growing habits make this plant ideal for ground cover, border front or rock garden accent or edging plant. The Blue Festuca foliage is sky blue to blue-green, and forms a dome-shaped, porcupine-like tuft of erect to arching, needle-like blades radiating upward and outward to a height of 6-8" (inflorescences typically bring total clump height to 10-14"). Light green flowers with a purple tinge appear in terminal panicles atop stems rising above the foliage in late spring to early summer, but inflorescences are not very showy. The flowers give way to buffy seed heads which some gardeners find attractive but others find detractive to both the symmetry of the plant and the foliage colour.

 

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