There are several selections of Blue Fescue, all of them valued for their clumping habit, and display of colorful, grassy foliage. This is considered to be one of the best blue selections, retaining its color all season. Tan spikes appear in early summer. Excellent for mass planting, edging, or in the rock garden. Clumps are easily divided in early spring, and this should be done every 2 to 3 years. Evergreen in mild areas, in colder winter regions the leaves should be trimmed back in late winter right to the base. Flower spikes may also be removed in summer, if desired.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Perennial – Grass
Dianthus – The bluish-green foliage of dianthus closely matches that of fescue. Top it off with fragrant pink blooms and you’ve got a dynamite combination.
Blanket flower – Mounds of gold, orange, and maroon daisies of blanket flower team superbly with the spiky bluish mounds of blue fescue foliage.
Shrub rose – Blue fescue makes an attractive groundcover at the base of rose bushes. Its bluish-green leaves make pink or red flowers appear more intense.