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Products > Festuca glauca 'Azurit'
 
Festuca glauca 'Azurit' - Azure Blue Fescue
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Caspian Sea and Area (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Golden
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [F. cinerea, F. ovina glauca]
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Festuca glauca 'Azurit' (Azure Blue Fescue) - A low growing evergreen clumping grass that grows to 12 inches tall with fine-textured blue-silver foliage. Plant in moist, well-draining soil and full sun (coastal); should be protected from very hot, direct summer sun inland as it may burn. Do not water excessively during the summer. Drought tolerant once established, but may turn brown in the hottest part of the summer. Festucas should be trimmed annually during cooler months to keep up a neater appearance. It is a very hardy plant, tolerating to USDA zone 4. This festuca is bluer and a bit taller than the other blue fescue we grow, Elijah Blue. It is a great border edging plant.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Festuca glauca 'Azurit'.
 
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