Koeleria glauca - Blue Hair Grass
Blue Hair grass is an ideal border plant, non-invasive
and attractive as an accent or along an edge. In hot dry
conditions, ample water and light shade bring out the best
in this grass, but it will tolerate the exposed condition
of a rock garden. This grass likes lean, sandy soil and
will not look its best when grown in rich soil.
Blue Hair grass has fantastic foliage and nice flowers, which are excellent
in dried flower arrangements.
Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage is blue-grey; 15-30 cm (6-12") tall
Flowers in May through July; 35-55 cm (14-22") tall
Ideal conditions: full sun; lean soil; tolerates
a wide range of soil types; good drainage essential; drought tolerant
Coldest zone: 4 (find
your zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Partner with: Artemesia
stelleriana, Sedum glaucophyllum,
Carex flacca, Antennaria
Season of interest: May to September
Drought tolerance rating: 2 (water to root depth once
every 2 weeks); further
Native to: Europe and Russia
Recommended spacing between plants: 20-30 cm (8-12")
why such a difference?
Pronunciation: Koeleria (koh-LAIR-ee-ah) glauca (GLOU-kah)
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