FESTUCA glauca 'Blue Select'

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FESTUCA glauca 'Blue Select'

Blue Fescue
[Festina, Freddy, Varna]
(cinerea)
Select Item No. ZA187

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Poaceae
Origin: Mediterranean
Special Features: Colorful and highly decorative greyish-blue color.Perfectly round clumps. Outstanding in small groups.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 1996.
 
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: very light, grey-blue
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z7
Foliage: very narrow, greyish-blue
Growth Habit: clumping
Height with Flowers: 25 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / average
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / groundcover
Usage: for the rock garden / for green roofs
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.0917 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
916
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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