Festuca vivipara 'Compact Blue'
10 - 20 cm
acid - neutral - alkaline
sensitive to wet winter conditions
garden variety, the species is native to Iceland and other northern regions in the northern hemisphere.
Festuca is a large genus of around 400 - 500 species in the grass family, Poaceae, with a global distribution. Many are low growing species with thin foliage, but the genus also contains tall species that can reach 2 m in height. The inflorence is a tight panicle. F. rubra is commonly used in gras mixtures for lawns and golf courses since it forms a fine, dense cover.
Division in spring or fall.
Seed - sown in February - March.
Seed just covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination.
Forms a round mound of thin, gray-blue foliage. Needs a sunny position and well drained soil.