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Festuca glauca ‘Skinner’s Blue’


Blue Fescue

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 8.170.450


There are several selections of Blue Fescue, all of them valued for their clumping habit and display of colourful, grassy foliage. This is considered to be one of the hardiest, selected in northern Manitoba. The plant forms a tuft of blue-green leaves with tan blossom spikes appearing in early summer. Excellent for mass planting, edging, in containers and in the rock garden. Drought tolerant once established. Clumps are easily divided in early spring, and this should be done every 2 to 3 years. Evergreen in mild areas; in colder winter regions the leaves should be trimmed back in late winter right to the base. Flower spikes may also be removed in summer, if desired.

Further details for
Festuca glauca ‘Skinner’s Blue’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Brown
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Blue
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Festuca glauca ‘Skinner’s Blue’


Blue Fescue

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 8.170.450


There are several selections of Blue Fescue, all of them valued for their clumping habit and display of colourful, grassy foliage. This is considered to be one of the hardiest, selected in northern Manitoba. The plant forms a tuft of blue-green leaves with tan blossom spikes appearing in early summer. Excellent for mass planting, edging, in containers and in the rock garden. Drought tolerant once established. Clumps are easily divided in early spring, and this should be done every 2 to 3 years. Evergreen in mild areas; in colder winter regions the leaves should be trimmed back in late winter right to the base. Flower spikes may also be removed in summer, if desired.

Further details for
Festuca glauca ‘Skinner’s Blue’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Brown
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Blue
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium