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Questions About Blue Fescue & Fountain Grass

Posted by NhaMoi (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 28, 05 at 16:55


What's the best way to prune/cut these types of grasses?

Here's a pic of the blue fescue in our yard:
Blue Fescue. Should I trim or let it grow? Is that even blue fescue? I've seen blue fescue elsewhere that actually looks "blue."

And here's a pic of the fountain grass:
Fountain Grass. Are they like that this time of the year? My mother-in-law told me I should cut it all the way back. Should I do that? And when do I expect to see new growth.

Thanks for any help,

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RE: Questions About Blue Fescue & Fountain Grass

Cut the fountain grass back to about 2 inches from the soil, since it is a younger plant. Older plants over the years develop a bigger crown, so prune lower if possible. The fescue as you call it just needs some manicuring, for instance cutting the seedheads of and the old and damaged blades.

RE: Questions About Blue Fescue & Fountain Grass

The Fescue can be given a haircut now and the new growth should be blue.
I haven't had much luck with Fountain grasses so I can't offer any advice.

RE: Questions About Blue Fescue & Fountain Grass

You know, its been bugging me, and usually with a question about the fescue makes me want to find the answer to indetification, I believe your "Fescue" is a Sesleria cultivar......the seed heads finally gave me an idea.....

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