Blue Hair Grass

Blue Hair Grass

Koeleria glauca

Large blue hairgrass is a short-lived, cool season, ornamental grass that forms hedgehog-like, dense, circular mounds of thin, bluish green blades which typically measure 12″ tall and 12″ in diameter. Flower panicles emerge glossy green in late spring and mature to silvery-white on stems typically extending 6-12″ above the foliage mound.¬†Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Best in infertile, sandy soils. Drought tolerant. Intolerant of heavy clay soils, wet soils and shade. Cut to the ground in late winter.

Uses:  Edging, massing as a ground cover, border fronts or rock gardens

Full sun

Zone: 6 to 11

Height: 6-12″

Bloom Time: May to June