A little queen as an ornamental grass - A pretty French fescue in a striking blue
This attractive blue fescue is captivating because of its striking colouring. Especially when planted in a group, the silvery blue comes into its own. As the perennials of the blue fescue are hardy and evergreen, they are a feast for the eyes even in the cold season. The small hemispheres of the attractive shrubs with a height of between 10 and 20 centimetres do not tend to grow. Originally, the striking ornamental grass blue fescue comes from southern France. There it grows in the mountainous terrain on sunlit, calcareous, barren slopes. The less nutritious the soil, the more intense the interesting blue-grey. Since blue fescue is at home in the mountains, it can easily withstand cold, frosty temperatures.
Small but mighty: Festuca dwarf könig
Of all the blue fescue varieties, Festuca Zwergenkönig is a neat, small species that forms compact clumps. The blue fescue offers its most intense colouring in spring, the time of budding. In the summer months, from June to July, the blue fescue is adorned with a yellowish-brown splendour of flowers. The panicles produce seeds later. The caryopsis, a solitary, nut-like fruit, is a delight for native, bird-eating birds such as sparrows and finches. In winter, insects find a refuge in the hollow stems of the blue fescue shrub.
Blue fescue: ground cover and dry perennial for attractive rock gardens and slopes
The blue fescue sets the scene particularly well in dry locations. The ground cover, which requires little care, is the ideal planting for barren slopes and areas. Its intense blue colour is particularly effective in a group planting. Only 12 plants cover the requirements of one square metre of planting area. Unlike a high-maintenance, single lawn, planting blue fescue completely eliminates the need for time-consuming lawn mowing. You will find suitable perennials and grasses that also love a well-drained, gravelly soil on our pages. Colour contrasts are provided, for example, by bloody grasses or fat hens Hanging plants placed behind the blue fescue create rhumb lines and structures.
Create stylish arrangements with the attractive Festuca dwarf könig
Do you like to go on holiday and still don't want to do without a pretty planting? Then the blue fescue is the right choice. It likes to do without watering and fertiliser. The only thing that needs to be taken care of when planting in pots is good drainage for the excess water. The ideal substrate is growing soil or potting compost. With an alkaline to neutral pH value, these offer exactly the conditions that the Festuca dwarf plant wants. With this hardy and evergreen ground cover you get a low-maintenance alternative to costly flowering plants. With its fine, blue-grey and needle-like leaves, the small Festuca glauca is a real eye-catcher and a wonderful contrast to other grass plants in your garden. You can integrate the blue fescue perennial into your garden in many ways, for example as a ground cover or as an area planting. The blue fescue can be combined well with other ground covers, perennials and rose bushes. Choose a sunny spot for this ground cover with a well-drained, nutrient-rich soil. If you pull off the dry leaves of this garden plant in spring and cut them back to 15cm above the ground, you will keep the ornamental grass fresh and young.
Buy the Festuca glauca dwarf könig
For one square metre, we recommend buying about 12 plants.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use the blue fescue all year round