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How to Grow Blue Fescue

Festuca Germination Information

Festuca is the botanical name for Blue Fescue
Festuca Seed Germination How to Sow Festuca:
  • Best sown indoors at a temperature of 68-70° F and at a depth of 4 times the size of the seed
  • Seeds will germinate in around 15 days
  • If sown outdoors, wail until danger of frost is past and when the soil is warm
  • For outdoors, sow at the same depth as indoors

How to Grow Festuca:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space seedlings 12 inches apart in full sun in a soil ranging from poor to loamy

Soil: Plant tolerant of low fertility soils

Temperature: Plant tolerant of drought and heat

Additional Care: Virtually maintenance free, but plants look their best when the spent flowers are removed
Appearance and Use:

A blue-colored grass with a multitude of applications: color accent in the border, rock garden, and in container compilations, it is also striking when used in groups and masses as a ground cover. Blue Fescue forms a tufted mound of blue-green foliage. Plants grow 12 inches high by 10 inches wide, the narrow, linear leaves are 3 to 8 inches long, ribbed, and roll inwards. The blue-green flowers appear in early to mid-summer in 4-inch-long panicles

About Festuca:
Pronunciation:  fes-tu’kå glâ’kå
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Poaceae; native to southern France
Common Name: Blue Fescue