Blue Sprite Koeleria

Blue Sprite Koeleria (Koeleria glauca) is one of the few low-growing ornamental grasses, making it an attractive option for accents, borders, and mass planting. Dense tufts of blue-green leaves form mounds about one foot high, which sit neatly below flower panicles. Flowers emerge glossy green in spring, then mature to silvery seed heads for summer. A non-spreading species that forms low mounds and can be evergreen in mild climates.
Zones5 - 9
Easy To Grow
Attract Birds
Low Maintenance
Winter Interest
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Mature Height 6-24" tall
Mature Spread6-12" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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Item Package SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Blue Sprite Koeleria (Koeleria glauca), also called Blue Hair Grass, is a drought tolerant grass that grows easily in average and well-drained soil in full sun, and performs best in lean soils. This grass will tolerate the exposed condition of a rock garden. Avoid planting in rich, fertile soil, clay soil, wet soil, or shade. Koeleria is a cool-season grass native to Europe and Russia. Prune in late winter down to make room for new spring growth. The flowers grow up to a foot above the foliage mounds; they preserve well and can be used in dried arrangements if trimmed back in fall or winter. Plants can be divided in spring or fall.

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Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Blue Sprite Blue Hair Grass
Botanical Name
Koeleria glauca 'Blue Sprite'
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
6-24" tall
Mature Spread
6-12" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Easy To Grow, Attract Birds, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Adds Texture
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships To Canada
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