- USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8
- Height 10-12 Inches Tall
- Spread 24-28 Inches Wide
Blue Whiskers Blue Fescue, Festuca glauca, is a taller and tougher variety of blue fescue ornamental grass than standard fescues. Standing in a rounded form, this fescue reaches about a foot tall and 2 feet wide. Its silvery blue blades of grass are bluer than traditional fescue. In summer, yellow-green flowers appear above the leaves and fade to tan by fall. The blue blades are evergreen, making Blue Whiskers a pretty year-round companion plant for tall shrubs or an evergreen low border.
Blue fescue is a salt-tolerant plant and typically resistant to deer. This makes Blue Whiskers Blue Fescue a versatile border plant that can thrive along sidewalks and driveways. It grows well in full or part sun, adding to its versatility. Try a few Blue Whiskers plants as container fillers around or before a larger flowering plant. The grass is cold hardy to zone 4 and tolerates heat in zone 8 summers.
Blue Whiskers Blue Fescue Grass Care
Blue Whiskers Blue Fescue can grow in poor or average soil, but needs good drainage. In spring, you only need to trim it back to shape and remove any dead leaf blades. Blue fescue is a neutral grass that never goes dormant. If the clump browns in the center, you can divide and replant clumps of Blue Whiskers every few years. Be sure to divide it only in spring. The grass needs less than average water, but cannot handle long periods of drought.
Blue Whiskers Blue Fescue Grass Spacing
For a pretty evergreen groundcover or short border, place several Blue Whiskers Blue Fescue together. Space the grass clumps just over 2 feet apart from center to center.
Blue Whiskers Blue Fescue Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8
|Flower Color(s): Tan
|Bloom Period: Summer
|Foliage Color(s): Blue
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
|Height Class: Short
|Height: 10-12 Inches
|Spread: 24-28 Inches
|Spacing: 24-28 Inches
|Drought Tolerant: No
|Features: Foliage Interest; Salt Tolerant
|Scientific Name: Blue Whiskers' Festuca glauca USPPAF
|Common Name: Blue Whiskers Blue Fescue
|Other Name(s): Ornamental Grass
|Brand: Proven Selections
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.