What Is a Blue Fescue?


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Blue fescue is a semi-evergreen ornamental grass with long, slender leaves that have a blue cast. The plant grows in mounds and produces light green flowers with purple edges on tall stalks in the spring and fall.

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What Is a Blue Fescue?
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Blue fescue is native to Europe, and it grows well in most climates of the United States. It's low-maintenance, pest-free and tolerates salt spray in the winter. The plant works well as ground cover, as a border in gardens or along walkways. Because of a shallow root system, blue fescue grows well in containers. The flowers need to be pruned after blooming to avoid seed formation and self-propagation.

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