This is considered to be one of the best blue selections, retaining its colour all season. It is a commonly cultivated evergreen or semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial. Water weekly during hot summer months to keep it green and growing; short periods of drought will stunt, but not kill the plant. Tweet. Known botanically as Helictotrichon sempervirens, deer tend to leave this plant alone. Height: 6-18 inches. Blue fescue, such as the Elijah Blue variety (Festuca glauca "Elijah Blue"), is a sun-loving and drought-tolerant ornamental grass. This plant prefers relatively dry soil that is well-drained. There are few pest and disease problems with blue fescue, but the plant will die within a few years if it is not lifted and divided. Plant info. Barbara Gillette is a Master Gardener, Herbalist, beekeeper, and journalist with decades of experience propagating and growing fruits, vegetables, herbs, and ornamentals. The classic blue color of the foliage accents most colors and makes a cool statement in a mass planting. 6-12" tall x 6-12" wide. It has very similar growing habits and is planted and cared for in much the same way as blue fescue. This video is unavailable. When this happens, give the plant a "haircut," since its appearance is temporarily spoiled anyway. Plant info. Excellent for mass planting, edging, or in the rock garden. Suitable for use in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 to 11, blue fescue is a clumping grass with silver-blue foliage. Learn tips for creating your most beautiful (and bountiful) garden ever. Tan spikes appear in early summer. Der Begriff erschien erstmals im November 2005 im Magazin National Geographic in der Titelgeschichte „The Secrets of a Long Life“ von Buettner. Send Text Message. Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' (Elijah Blue Fescue) Hardy to Zone 3 . Cold climate gardeners in USDA zone 3 can have difficulty finding the right plants that will perform well year around and survive some of the coldest winters. In cold climates, blue fescue grass often turns brown in winter, but many growers leave it standing to help protect the roots from cold. Beispielsweise essen die Menschen in Nicoya im Durchschnitt mehr Fleisch als in den anderen Blue Zones. More. See more ideas about Planting flowers, Plants, Blue fescue. Festuca glauca 'Golden Toupee' (Golden Toupee Fescue) Hardy to Zone 4. Blue Fescue Grass is perfect for rock gardens. Leaving the flowers may cause the plant to self-seed; this can be fine where you want the plant to spread but will require culling out the volunteers if you want to keep it confined. Save Pin FB. Replant the two new clumps as new plants, spacing them 8 to 10 inches apart. Growing just 4-5 feet tall, dwarf pampas grass develops showy white flower plumes in the late summer and fall. It is different, however, from the tall fescues typically used in turf lawn mixtures. It does not tolerate wet, soggy conditions. Interessanterweise ist die Ernährung in den verschiedenen Blue Zones davon abgesehen durchaus unterschiedlich. Blue Fescue hardiness zone is 4-9. Festuca glauca 'Pepindale Blue' (Pepindale Blue Fescue) Hardy to Zone 3. To keep the foliage looking good, remove dead blades of grass, and remove the flower heads to encourage a dense, mounded shape. Densely tufted, the foliage of finely-textured, blade-like needles forms a neat mound topped by upright flower plumes in summer. It also includes the ability to withstand minimum temperature of the zone. With its compact habit and blue foliage, blue fescue works well in many settings. Zones: 4-8. Gardeners in warm climates may experience a different problem with blue fescue. It eventually decomposes and releases nutrients into the soil (at which time you can replace the old mulch with a new batch). Home. Blue fescue thrives in full sunlight; it tolerates shade, but will not flower as well. Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) zone 3; Blue fescue (Festuca glauca) zone 3; Blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis) zone 3; Blue hair grass (Koeleria glauca) zone 4; Blue moor grass (Molinia caerulea) zone 4; Blue oat grass (Helictorichon sempervirens) zone 4; Bottlebrush grass (Hystrix patula, syn. If you aren't sure about your hardiness zone, click on the link under the search box that says FIND HARDINESS ZONE, and enter your zip code. It's also lovely along paths and in borders and beds. Fescues are cool season grasses so they look their best in spring and fall. Get Pricing and Availability. Big leaf Maple. Common names include blue fescue, blue mountain grass, and grey fescue. Pry the dying plant up out of the ground with a shovel or a garden trowel. There are several selections of Blue Fescue, all of them valued for their clumping habit, and display of colourful, grassy foliage. 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