Blue Hair Grass Seeds
USDA Zones: 3 - 8
Height: 12 inches
Width: 10 inches
Foliage Color: Blue-green
Flower Color: Greenish fading to tan
Growth Rate: Moderate
Fall Color: Same
Soil Requirement: Well-drained soils, pH 5.8 - 7.5
Environment: Full sun
Deer Resistant: Yes
Moisture Requirements: Dry to medium
Latin Name: Koeleria glauca
Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Cover the seeds with a thin layer of vermiculite
Sowing Rate: 3 - 5 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep soil moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 10 inches
Care & Maintenance: Blue Hair
Blue Hair Grass (Koeleria glauca) - Blue Hair grass seed produce both the foliage and flowers that are attractive and enhancing to the landscape, and it is one of the few low-growing ornamental grasses. This ornamental grass will only grow to 12 inch tall, producing dense tufts of blue-green leaves. Blue Hair grass is a well-behaved and non-spreading species that is suitable for sunny borders. It forms a low mound of very fine blue-green leaves with a hedgehog appearance. In the spring, flower panicles emerge that are glossy green, and they mature into tan seed heads by midsummer and last through late summer. The flowers preserve well and can be used in dried arrangements. The Blue Hair plant may remain evergreen in mild winter regions. Blue Hair Grass care includes a hard trimming in late winter down to 2 inches to remove dead foliage. In the fall, the flower spikes can be removed to neaten the appearnace of the ornamental grass plant. Can divide in spring or fall.
Blue Hair grass grows easily in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. It performs the best in lean soils and will not do as well in rich, fertile soil. Koeleria glauca Blue Hair grass is drought tolerant, but it is not tolerant of heavy clay soils, wet soils and shade.
Origins Of The Blue Hair Grass
The Blue Hair Grass grows mainly in eastern Central Europe.
Blue Hair Grass Seeds
How to Grow
Sow Blue Grass seeds in February to April or September to November. Sow in full sun or semi-shade in medium, well-drained soil. If sowing your Blue Hair Grass in a container, sow in a soil mixture of sand and loam. You can even add wood ships, clay balls, or gravel to the bottom of the container.
- Sowing Rate: 3 - 5 seeds per plant
- Depth: Cover the seeds with a thin layer of vermiculite
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
- Moisture: Keep soil moist until germination
In the fall, the flower spikes can be removed to neaten the appearance of the ornamental grass plant. Can divide in spring or fall.
- Plant Spacing: 10 inches
- Width: 10 inches
- Height: 12 inches
- USDA Zones: 3 - 8