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Festuca Glauca 'Intense Blue' - 20-25cm, 3lt

Festuca Glauca 'Intense Blue' - 20-25cm, 3lt

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Festuca glauca 'Intense Blue', commonly known as Blue Fescue, is a striking ornamental grass that is cherished for its vivid blue foliage and compact growth habit. This perennial grass forms neat, dense clumps that typically reach a height of 20-30 cm and spread to about 20-30 cm wide, making it an excellent choice for borders, rockeries, and container planting.

The foliage of Festuca glauca 'Intense Blue' is its most notable feature. The slender, needle-like leaves are a striking silvery-blue, providing a cool, soothing contrast to the greens and other colours in a garden. This intense blue colour is most prominent in the spring and early summer, adding a refreshing splash of colour to the landscape. As the seasons progress, the foliage maintains its appeal, though it may take on a slightly greener hue during the winter months.

In late spring to early summer, Festuca glauca 'Intense Blue' produces delicate flower spikes that rise above the foliage. These flowers start off a soft blue-green and mature to a light tan colour, adding a subtle ornamental element without detracting from the plant's overall blue theme. The flowers can be left in place for winter interest or cut back to maintain the plant's tidy appearance.

Blue Fescue is a hardy plant that thrives in well-drained soil and full sun. It is drought-tolerant once established, making it an ideal choice for low-maintenance gardens. It also works well in urban settings due to its tolerance of pollution and poor soil conditions. Regular trimming of the older foliage in early spring can help maintain the plant's tidy appearance and encourage new growth.

Overall, Festuca glauca 'Intense Blue' is a versatile and visually appealing grass that adds texture and colour to a variety of garden settings, making it a favourite among gardeners looking for year-round interest and low-maintenance beauty.

  • Common Name

    blue fescue 'Intense Blue'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen grass

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    light green flowers, light tan as they mature

  • Foliage

    blue -grey foliage that forms dome-shaped tufts of needle-like leaves

  • Maturation period

    2–5 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


West–facing or East–facing or South–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period


summer, autumn


all year



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