Poa labillardieri ‘Eskdale’

An old favourite used extensively on many projects. It has beautiful fine greenish/blue foliage with an upright to arching form. Poa is ideal for softening hard surfaces and for colour contrasting with other plants. The species labillardieri is at times spelt labillardiere. Upright to slight arching bluish-green foliage.

Dimensions:Height:  700mm to 900mm Width: 500mm to 600m
Flowering: Late Spring to Summer with tall pannicle of seed head.
Aspect: Poa ‘Eskdale’ grows in full sun and in up to 50% shade. Eskdale is suited to mild coastal conditions. Inland it will handle dry and cold to –10ºC with heavy frost.
Soil type: Loam soils, clay loam and free draining clay.
Planting rates: Mass planting; Tubes 5 to 7/m2, Pots 3 to 5/m2 Specimen planting; Tubes 3/m2, Pots 1 to 3/m2
Maintenance: Trim back foliage in April every year to approx 200 to 300mm above the ground to remove last season’s foliage. Fertilise with slow release fertilizer after trimming and water to encourage quick re-growth.
Available sizes: tubes & 140mm pots
Availability: contact Bluedale Wholesale  Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.