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Festuca glauca/Blue Fescue

Festuca glauca / Festuca glauca
Specimen clump of blue fescue
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Specimen clump of blue fescue

A clump of blue fescue growing in a hot sunny location

An improved variety, Elijah's Blue

Close-up of Elijah's Blue'

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Scientific Name: Festuca glauca
Common Name: Blue Fescue
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: Blue fescue is a short-lived clump grass that tends to die out in the center in two to three years. As the center dies out, the grass should then be dug up and divided. Cannot tolerate wet soil nor constant high humidity.