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Decorative Grass Seeds - Festuca Glauca

Botanical - Gramineae / Poaceae

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150 Seeds
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FP-DG-02
 
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150 Seeds.

Other Names - Blue Festuca, Blue Grass…

Decorative grass Festuca Glauca produces tufts of needle-like blue-green foliage with deep purple flower spikes which fade gradually over time to an attractive golden straw colour. It is a fully hardy, low maintenance plant that adds texture and interest to the garden.

  • Fully hardy down to -15 degrees centigrade.
  • Low maintenance.
  • Adds texture and interest to the garden.

Suitable For - Good for drying, architectural gardens, low maintenance gardens, herbaceous borders

Sowing Months - September - April

Flowering Months - June - July


Soil Preperation

If the soil is a heavy clay add some course grit to the soil to improve drainage. Remove weeds, especially perennial weeds from the area.

General Information
Habit Perennial Soil type Moderately fertile, well drained soil
Type Decorative Grass Distance between plants 30 - 40 cm
Position Full sun Sowing depth Surface
Average height 20 - 40 cm Germination Temperature 13 to 20℃
Average spread 30 - 40 cm Days to germination 30+ days
Hardiness Fully Hardy RHS Bee friendly No
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner No

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow Festuca Glauca seeds on the surface of moist compost in trays, pots or modules.
Firm down the seeds but do not cover, these seeds require light to help with germination.
Place the newly sown seeds in a propagator or a clear plastic bag and seal.
Once germination has started remove the container from the propagator or plastic bag and place in a well lit location with a reduced temperature. Protect from frost.
Once the seedlings are large enough to handle take a small clump of seedlings and transplant them into a 1 litre pot filled with a gritty compost mix.
Grow on until strong in a frost free greenhouse.
Plant out when all risk of frost has passed.

Direct Sowing

For best results start the plants indoors.


Growing On

Newly planted grasses will need watering well until established.
Established plants will benefit from an annual feed in spring with a balanced general fertilizer.
To tidy established plants cut back foliage anytime during April and July. Avoid cutting back over the autumn and winter months.
To maintain foliage colour divide the plants every 2 - 3 years in spring.

TIP

Dead foliage can be easily removed in late autumn by simply combing through the plants with your fingers.

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