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PlantFiles: Sheep's Fescue, Blue Fescue
Festuca ovina var. glauca

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Festuca (fes-TOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: ovina var. glauca

Synonym:Festuca glauca

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Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Blue-Green

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Gabrielle On Jan 15, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is more of a filler plant for me. It grows well it bad soil where other things won't. It is not as interesting or showy as some other grasses.

Blooms June-July in my garden.

Positive jhyshark On Jul 13, 2004, jhyshark from Scottville, MI (Zone 4b) wrote:

Love the blue shade of the foliage. I usually give it a haircut in something of a mound shape rather than let the seed heads mature, because it makes more babies than I have been able to give away. Also, if you let it go to seed it can get brown stems and not look as attractive all season as it will if trimmed.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pleasant Hill, California
San Diego, California
Washington, Illinois
Ewing, Kentucky
Smiths Grove, Kentucky
Cumberland, Maryland
Scottville, Michigan
Southold, New York
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Austin, Texas
American Fork, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Leesburg, Virginia
Kirkland, Washington
Yakima, Washington



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