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James H. Schutte
FESTUCA glauca 'Blue Silver' ('Blausilber')
Blue Fescue, Blue Silver Fescue
Versatile and pretty, 'Blue Silver' is an evergreen ornamental bunch grass known for its neat mounded habit of medium height and fine blades of intense silver blue-green. In the summer it puts forth erect stems of blue-green grassy flowers that mature to a soft tan color.
For best growth, plant blue fescue in full sun and average soil with very good drainage. It is drought tolerant once established and may suffer from root rot if subjected to too much moisture, particularly in winter. Central die out can occur every few years; prune slightly every year to encourage new growth and divide as needed. In the landscape, it looks best in sunny borders, containers, rock gardens and or massed together as a groundcover.
8 - 1
4 - 8
1a, 1b, 2a, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
6"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm (8)
10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm (11)
Summer, Late Summer
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Violet, Tan
Blue Green, Silver
Blue Green, Tan, Silver
Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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