'Blue Whiskers' Blue Fescue Grass

When it comes to ornamental grasses, Blue Fescue has long been a popular choice due to its diminutive size and interesting texture. Compared to the classic variety ‘Elijah Blue’, ‘Blue Whiskers’ is a taller, more vigorous variety, with longer leaves and 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.

  • Fantastic Foliage
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Height Category: Short
  • Garden Height: 10 - 12 Inches
  • Spacing: 24 - 28 Inches
  • Spread: 24 - 28 Inches
  • Flower Colors: Tan
  • Foliage Colors: Green, Blue
  • Foliage Shade: Dark Blue-Green
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Container Role: Filler

PLANT NEEDS

  • Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun
  • Maintenance Category: Easy
  • Bloom Time: Early - Mid Summer
  • Hardiness Zones: 4- 8
  • Water Category: Low Water Needs
  • Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil, Poor Soil
  • Soil PH Category: Neutral Soil
  • Uses: Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting, Edging
  • Maintenance Notes:

    The Festuca genus is at its best when given full sun and well-drained soil. Afternoon shade is recommended, however, in the warmest regions of the country. Festucas are valued for their clumping habit and are proven performers in areas with cooler climates. In mild areas, they act evergreen, but in cooler areas, they should be trimmed back almost to the base either before the onset of winter or in early spring.

    If division is required, it is best performed in the spring so the divisions have time to root in before the onset of winter.

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc

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