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Common Name: Blue Fescue      Latin Name: Festuca cinerea      Size: 0 (min) to 2 (max)
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Festuca cinerea
Maximum Height: 2 feet

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Category: Grass
Genus: Festuca
species: cinerea
Size: 0 (min) to 2 (max)
Size Description:
Growth habit: Clumping
Foliage: Low tufts with many stems and fine leaves with a blue-gray color
Flowers: Terminal panicles of slender nodding spikelets in July, which may be considered unattractive since the plant is grown for its foliage, not its flowers
Culture: Full sun and well-drained soils. Perform best in cool climates where winters are not too severe.
Pests and problems: Can go dormant or die in hot summer with excessive moisture
Uses: Edging, massed
Propagation: Seed, or division for cultivars
‘Elijah Blue’ is 6 – 10 inches tall, with powdery-blue foliage.
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
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Full Sun Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like full sun.
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Eden Park, Overlook, Krohn 1501 Eden Park Dr Cincinnati OH
Specimen: 91
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Festuca cineria
Location: Krohn Parking Lot
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 2008
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Festuca cineria
Location: Krohn Parking Lot
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 2008
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