Zone Map 4-8

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Cool Growth Cycle - Cool Cool
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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Late Spring


  • Outstanding in Container
  • Drought Tolerant


  • Growth rate: medium-fast in spring and fall, slower in mid-winter, slow or dormant in summer
  • Can be grown in 1, 2 or 3 gallon
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Watering: keep dry; do not overwater
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, low-medium rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: aphids; generally free of pests
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly; do not overwater

*Note: please adapt these suggestions as needed to accommodate your local conditions.


  • Super-blue color
  • Forms neat mounds for borders, groupings, and massed plantings
  • Well-suited for growing in decorative containers
  • Can remain evergreen or semi-evergreen
  • More tolerant of heat and humidity than other cool season grasses
  • Foliage remains interesting through fall and winter
  • Low maintenance and drought tolerant
  • Fine-textured foliage and blue color combine beautifully with spring-and-summer blooming perennials

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