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Festuca glauca (Blue Fescue)

As the name would suggest, it’s blue. Really blue. Tufts to about 1ft x 1ft. Good for formal planting. Like most grasses, not evergreen so dies down in the winter. Cut to close to ground level before spring so the new year’s growth doesn’t have last year’s dead stuff spoiling the look.

The flowers are not that showy – green with purple bits in spring. If you like the blue moundy look, you could always cut the flowers off…

They are comparatively short lived grasses and will last around 3-5 years. They have a similar life span to Lavenders.

Propagated by division.

Hardiness traffic light green

Hardiness level Green

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Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.