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Festuca Cool As Ice

Blue Fescue
$16.95 ea.
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An Ideal Edger!
A preference for neat and symmetrical? This is the plant for you! Low domes of fine-textured, needle-like foliage emerges gray-green and quickly transitions to a steely blue. Airy green ‘flower’ panicles rise above foliage aging to wheat-toned seedheads. The foliage of Festuca Cool as Ice will remain dense right to the ground. A charming dwarf ornamental grass.

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Code FECI

Patent PP27,651

Plant Type Perennials, Grasses

Species

Height Short 10-12" (18" in flower)

Spacing Plant 18" apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Mid-Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 4-10

Soil Type Normal, Sandy

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Deer Resistant
  • Evergreen

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Edgers
  • OK in Containers

Festuca General Information

Festuca are charming dwarf ornamental grasses which prefer dry to medium soils. Best color is attained in full sun but will tolerate light shade. Ornamental Grasses are restricted from Idaho and Oregon. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October