valesiaca var. glaucantha
Silvery-Blue Leaves
Festuca valesiaca var. glaucantha

Buddy Blue

Item no.: Z0601
  • Finely textured ornamental grass for versatile uses
  • Best selection from seed in the market
  • Open panicles with beige spikelets
  • Tuft-forming, compact habit
  • Evergreen grass
  • Minimum germination: 80%
Crop Time
Spring: 14 - 16 weeks
Height ∅
16 ″ / 40 cm
Seed Form
Raw Seed
Heat Zone
Hardiness Zone
Best Uses
Landscape, Rockery

Culture guide


Foliage plant, heath and rock garden, roof coverage, graveyard plantings, soil coverage

Sow time


Sowing method

6-10 seeds in plugs


7 days at 41-50 °F (5-10 °C), then 68-77 °F (20-25 °C) for an additional 3-5 weeks until germinated.

Growing on

Grow on at 50-65 °F (10-18 °C).


Sandy humus, minerals and small grit, pH-value: 5.5-7.5


10-18 °C.


Low fertilization levels are required. Over fertilization will result in weak flower stems.

Stage I Starts with the radicle breaking through the testa. The roots are touching the medium. Ends with fully developed cotyledons.
Stage II Starts from fully developed cotyledons. Ends with the fully developed true leaf or true leaf pair.
Stage III Starts from the fully developed true leaf or true leaf pair and ends with 80% of the young plants being marketable.
Stage IV All young plants are ready for sale and in the process of being hardened off. This stage lasts about 7 days.

The cultural recommendations are based on results from trials conducted under Central European conditions. Different conditions in other parts of the world may lead to deviations in results achieved.

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