Asked by: Stacy Corrales
Blue Fescue Companion Plants Depending on the type of pink, flowers appear in spring or summer and tend to be pink, red, white, rose, or lavender—nearly all shades except true blue. Plants range from tiny creeping groundcovers to 30-inch-tall cut flowers, which are a favorite with florists. Foliage is blue-green.
What is the best blue fescue?
One of the best and most colorful of all Blue Fescue varieties, Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’ is a wonderful dwarf ornamental grass, mostly grown for its superb, evergreen, bright silver-blue foliage.
What is the bluest blue fescue?
Festuca glauca ‘Boulder Blue
Festuca glauca ‘Boulder Blue’
Regarded by some as the bluest blue fescue, this plant forms compact, cascading mounds of foot-tall, intensely blue, narrow leaves that are attractive in all seasons. Blooms are generally secondary to the foliage, but this cultivar blooms more heavily than most, with spikelets in summer.
Is blue fescue native to Australia?
Fescues are found throughout the world, with Australia boasting 9 native species, along with 4 exotic species which have become naturalised. Their flowers can range from insignificant to prominent plumes that create a classic mist-like aura around the plant.
Should you cut back blue fescue?
In climates where blue fescue is evergreen, you don’t need to cut them back in the spring. Everywhere else, the plants should be sheared back to a few inches from the ground to allow plenty of room for fresh new foliage to grow. Unfortunately, blue fescue can be a fairly short-lived perennial.
Will deer eat blue fescue?
Blue fescue (Festuca glauca) is a deer-resistant, sun-loving ornamental grass with icy blue foliage and pale yellow flowers.
What plants go with fescue?
Blue daze or evolvulus (Evolvulus glomeratus) and blue-flowering edging or dwarf lobelia (Lobelia erinus) can be planted with blue fescue to complement its blue-gray foliage. They both grow in full sun or partial shade and require fast-draining soil.
Can blue fescue grow in shade?
Blue fescue grows best in full sun, preferring moist, well-drained soil but is tolerant of a wide range of conditions. The blue color will not develop as well in partial shade, however. It can be short-lived in wet soils and in areas with high humidity and temperatures.
Is Blue oat grass the same as blue fescue?
Blue oat grass resembles blue fescue although it is larger; the plant grows 18 to 30 inches (46-75 cm.) tall. Flowers are borne from the tips of the tapered leaves tipped with golden, oat-like seed heads. Beige panicles are produced June through August, eventually achieving a light brown hue by fall.
Why is my blue fescue dying?
Blue fescue grass needs average moisture, and will require supplemental water in summer. The plant may die back if the soils are too heavy and full of clay, so amend the area prior to planting with plenty of compost.
When should I plant Blue Grass?
The best time to plant Kentucky bluegrass and do major lawn maintenance is during early fall as cool-season KBG growth peaks. This is the optimal time for KBG germination, establishment and repair.
Is blue fescue poisonous to dogs?
Switchgrass and tall fescue are less likely to be poisonous to dogs, cats or humans than to horses or cattle, but eating either of them might cause stomach upset.
What animals eat blue fescue?
Rabbits will eat Blue Fescue and some others.
In terms of deer, researchers have noticed they tend to stay clear of:
- Toxic plants – perhaps determined by their bad smell or taste.
- Fragrant or aromatic plants – they don’t like strong odours.
- Fuzzy leaves – to a deer these must feel like eating Velcro.
What is the toughest grass?
The “toughest” grasses (considering only that characteristic) are the sports-turf grasses like common Bermuda, hybrid Bermuda or zoysia. These grasses have a trailing growth habit and handle heavy foot traffic better than cool-season grasses (like fescues).