Festuca vivipara 'Compact Blue'
small, approx. 10 - 20 cm
acid - neutral - alkaline
short lived, sensitive to winter wet
garden variety, the species is widely distributed in northern regions of the northern hemisphere, including Iceland.
Fescues, Festuca, is a fairly large genus of around 400 - 500 species in the grass family, Poaceae, with a global distribution. Many species are small and delicate, but the genus also includes very tall species that can reach 2 meters in height. Some fescue varieties are used in seed blends for lawns as they form a very dense, fine turf,
Division in spring or fall.
Seed - sown in February - March
Seed lightly covered and stored at room temperature until germination.
Forms a compact clump of needle-like, blue gray foliage. Needs full sun and well drained soil.