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Festuca glauca Boulder Blue

Blue Fescue

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Plant Code: FEBB

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Intensely blue and slightly more compact with a tighter habit than Elijah Blue. Festuca Boulder Blue blooms heavily with upright flower stalks producing tan seed plumes that rise just above the tufts. Pair with lower growing sedums for a low maintenance groundcover.


Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Short 6-10" (12" in flower)
Spacing: Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Not Applicable
Accent: Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Deer Resistant
  • Edgers
  • Evergreen
  • OK in Containers

Festuca General Information

Festuca are charming dwarf ornamental grasses which perfer dry to medium soils. Best color is attained in full sun but will tolerate light shade. Ornamental grasses are restricted from Oregon.

Festuca Plant Care

In spring, tease any dead blades of grass by hand combing through foliage. May be cut back in spring to 3-4" if needed. To divide, simply dig up mound and cut in half. Division every 2-3 years will keep Blue Fescue at its best and prevent any center die-back.