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Festuca ‘Glauca’
(Blue Fescue)

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July - September
50cm x 50cm
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Festuca ‘Glauca’, commonly known as Blue Fescue, is a compact, evergreen grass admired for its fine, blue-grey foliage that forms neat, rounded clumps. Growing to about 30-50 cm in height, it adds a cool, contrasting texture to garden beds, borders, and rock gardens. This low-maintenance grass thrives in well-drained soil and full sun, making it perfect for hot, dry spots. In late Spring to early Summer, it produces delicate, buff-coloured flower spikes. Our nursery team loves it for its unique colour, pairing beautifully with plants like English Lavender, Sedum, and Agapanthus.

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Description

Festuca 'Glauca', commonly known as Blue Fescue, is a charming evergreen perennial grass that adds a touch of shape and texture to any garden. Renowned for its compact, tufted growth habit and striking blue-grey foliage, this ornamental grass is a favourite among gardeners for its vibrant colour and low-maintenance nature. Reaching a height of around 30-50 cm, Festuca 'Glauca' forms neat, rounded clumps that are perfect for edging borders, lining pathways, or adding texture to rock gardens. During the Summer months, it produces airy, wheat-coloured flower spikes that rise above the foliage, adding a delicate, wispy effect to the garden. Our team loves Festuca 'Glauca' for its resilience and its versatile use in garden design . It thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, making it an ideal choice for xeriscaping and drought-tolerant gardens. Its drought resistance and ability to withstand poor soil conditions make it a reliable performer in a range of garden settings. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, Blue Fescue is excellent for creating contrast in the garden. It pairs beautifully with brightly coloured perennials, providing a cool-toned backdrop that enhances the vibrancy of surrounding plants. Festuca 'Glauca' is a superb choice for adding year-round interest and texture to any garden landscape.

Planting Conditions

Festuca, or fescue grass, thrives in well-drained soil and full sun, though it can tolerate partial shade. Ideal for rock gardens, borders, or as ground cover, Festuca prefers slightly acidic to neutral pH levels. Plant it in areas with good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases. Space plants about 30 cm apart to allow for proper growth. Avoid overly rich soil, as it can lead to leggy growth. Festuca is drought-tolerant once established, making it a great choice for low-maintenance landscapes.

Watering & Feeding

Festuca requires moderate watering, especially during its establishment period. Once established, it is drought-tolerant and prefers the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Water deeply and infrequently to encourage deep root growth. Overwatering can lead to root rot and other fungal issues. Feeding is minimal; apply a balanced, slow-release fertiliser in early Spring to promote healthy growth. Avoid excessive fertilisation, as this can result in weak, leggy plants. Mulching can help retain soil moisture and regulate temperature around the roots.

General Care

Festuca is a low-maintenance plant that benefits from occasional pruning to maintain its shape and vigour. In early Spring, we advise trimming back any dead or damaged foliage to encourage new growth. If the plant becomes too dense, it can be divided every few years. Festuca is generally resistant to pests and diseases, though it can occasionally suffer from root rot if overwatered. Ensure good air circulation around the plants to prevent fungal issues. Regularly remove any debris around the base to deter pests and maintain overall plant health.