Blue Hair Grass

Koeleria glauca

Blue Hair Grass - Koeleria glauca

Common Name: Blue Hair Grass
Genus: Koeleria
Species: glauca

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Good for a rock garden, Provides winter colour

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Green, Grey
Foliage Colour: Blue/Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

A tuft-forming evergreen grass with pretty grey-green leaves and dense silver green flower spikelets that fade to buff in the autumn. It prefers dry soils and will tolerate an exposed spot but it is short lived, so may need to be replaced in a few years. It makes a striking edging to a path or border and looks great in a gravel garden.

Garden Care: Comb through the plant in winter with your fingers to remove dead foliage.