Festuca is a dwarf ornamental grass with a neat rounded shape. The leaves of Festuca glauca Blue Fox (also known as Blaufuchs) are a bright silvery blue. Blue Fox is mainly grown for its fine foliage, which is best in full sun. It also produces tan flower spikes in summer, which fade to the colour of straw.
From the south of France, it is happy in dry situations. It prefers full sun and well drained soil and so is an ideal plant for gravel or rock gardens, prairie style planting and Mediterranean style gardens. It is low, so is great lining a path or at the front of the border.
Plant singly or in drifts, or place it in a patio pot. Try pairing with pennisetum, carex, sedum and geranium.
Pot Size: 3L
Common Name: Blue Fescue
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height and Spread: 30cm x 20cm
Preferred Soil Type: Well drained or dry soil, moderately fertile or even poor
Position: Full sun
Flowering Period: June – July
Care: Remove dead foliage in winter by hand. It tends to be short lived, but cut back in late winter to extend its life.