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Festuca glauca 'Boulder Blue' - Blue Fescue grass
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Grass, Festuca glauca 'Boulder Blue'

Grass, Blue Fescue

Versatile and pretty, festuca glauca 'Boulder Blue' or blue fescue is a semi-evergreen ornamental grass that is similar to the 'Elijah Blue' variety, but is shorter in height with taller flower stalks. 'Boulder Blue' is known for its thin, spikey blades of intense powder blue that stay in small rounded clumps. In the summer it produces many erect stems of blue-green wheat-like flowers that mature to a soft tan color. Prefering dryer conditions, 'Bloulder Blue' is perfect for rock gardens and edging, making a striking addition to beds.

 

Additional:

Cool season grass, trim to ground in early spring.

Grass, Blue Fescue Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in full sun and average soil with very good drainage. It is drought tolerant once established and may suffer from root rot if subjected to too much moisture, particularly in winter.

Height:

8-10 Inches

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Spread:

10-12 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Grass, Festuca glauca 'Boulder Blue'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Dry
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Growth Habit
Clump Type
Height
8-12 Inches
Attributes
Evergreen
Rock Garden
Focal Point
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Border or Bed
Great Foliage
Specimen
Container
Mass Planting
Edging
Naturalizing
Foliage Color
Blue
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