'Blue Whiskers' Blue Fescue Festuca glauca
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Compared to classic variety ‘Elijah Blue’, ‘Blue Whiskers’ is a taller, more vigorous variety, with longer leaves and a brighter blue foliage color. The finely textured, bright silvery blue leaves form a fully rounded, robust clump with consistent flower coverage across the habit. Yellow-green flowers appear above the clump on 18-22” scapes in early summer and age to tan as the season progresses.Foliage InterestSalt TolerantResists:DeerGrass:Grass
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:10 - 12 InchesSpacing:24 - 28 InchesSpread:24 - 28 InchesFlower Colors:TanFlower Shade:Yellow green to tanFoliage Colors:BlueFoliage Shade:Silvery blueHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:LowNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerMaintenance Notes:
Festuca is a neutral grass. Evergreen or neutral grasses are usually plants that look like grasses but aren't actually classified as grasses, they are generally called grass-like plants.
Divide evergreen or neutral grasses and grass-like plants in spring only.
Evergreen grasses don't ever go dormant. Dividing plants wounds them to some degree. For evergreen grasses this wounding will really affect their ability to live through the winter.
Plants should be divided every 2 to 3 years.'Blue Whiskers' Festuca glauca USPPAF