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Damhead Nursery
Damhead Farm
Lothianburn
Midlothian
EH10 7DZ

Details

 

Festuca glauca Intense Blue is the best steely blue foliage of all the shorter grasses, this undemanding ornamental look fantastic when drifted through a gravel garden, or when used in a Mediterranean-style planting scheme. It also works well in patio pots, where it will form a spiky topknot. It is mainly grown for it fine foliage, which has the best colour when it is planted in a spot that gets sun for the entire day, but it also produces bluish green flower spikes in summer that age to straw.

 

Hardiness

Hardy in most of UK (-10 to -15)

 

Aspect

North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West -facing

 

Exposure

Sheltered or Exposed

 

Moisture

Well-drained soil

 

Soil

Loam, Chalk or Sandy

 

pH

Acid, Alkaline or Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height

0.1 -0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1 – 0.5 metres

Time to Ultimate size

About 2 – 5 Years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Best to grow this grass in poor to moderately fertile soil that is well drained in full sun

 

Propagation

Propagate from seed or division in spring time

 

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden

 

How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

 

Pests

Normally pest free

 

Diseases

Could potentially be affected by a rust

 

Festuca Glauca Intense Blue

£7.25Price
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