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Blue Moor Grass
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Plant Height: 10 inches
Flower Height: 15 inches
Spread: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4a
A striking sky blue grass that is very good for mass planting as a groundcover; a colorful edging, or accent clump in the garden or border
Blue Moor Grass' attractive grassy leaves are sky blue in color with curious dark green undersides. The foliage often turns bluish-green in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Blue Moor Grass is an herbaceous evergreen perennial grass with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Blue Moor Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Blue Moor Grass will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity extending to 15 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.