Blue Fescue 'Harz'

Festuca glauca 'Harz' | Also known as: Grey Fescue 'Harz' | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

Festuca glauca, or Blue Fescue, is a wonderful evergreen grass that sports sprays of blue-green leaves and blue-green purple flushed flowers during the summer months. A great choice for a city or cottage garden, and looks fabulous in an informal setting. You can also plant in containers or a rock garden, and it can cope with all that the British weather might throw at it. For those looking for an easy plant to grow, as well as one that requires little on-going care, then this is a great choice. For the best results, plant in a full sunlight position.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.25
Spread [m]
  • 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • Brown
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Pink or purple
Foliage in summer
  • Pink or purple
Foliage in Autumn
  • Pink or purple
Foliage in winter
  • Pink or purple
Propagation methods
  • division
Growth habit
  • Compact
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-8
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -7
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Grasses, ferns & bamboo
  • Grasses
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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Festuca glauca, or Blue Fescue, is a wonderful evergreen grass that sports sprays of blue-green leaves and blue-green purple flushed flowers during the summer months. A great choice for a city or cottage garden, and looks fabulous in an informal setting. You can also plant in containers or a rock garden, and it can cope with all that the British weather might throw at it. For those looking for an easy plant to grow, as well as one that requires little on-going care, then this is a great choice. For the best results, plant in a full sunlight position.