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Beyond Blue Fescue

Festuca glauca 'Casca11' PP #23,307

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A dense mound of intense, colorfast, powder blue foliage that provides waterwise, heat and humidity tolerant texture. Buff-colored plumes create eye-catching contrast in late summer. Great to accent a rock garden, or for use en masse to edge a border or create a groundcover. Semi-evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationfes-TEW-kuh GLAW-kuh
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 8 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer
Design IdeasBlue Fescue is the best small ornamental grass. Its silver-blue coloring and fine texture is appreciated in both Asian gardens and the drought-resistant landscape. Most often planted near rock gardens, around landscape boulders and in dry streambeds. Does equally well as a formal edging plant or in a mass for groundcover effect.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorBrown
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Accent, Edging, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Bluebeard (Caryopteris); Salvia (Salvia); Yucca (Yucca); Sedum (Sedum); Echeveria (Echeveria); Daylily (Hemerocallis)

Thrives in average to very lean, loose, well-drained soils; does not tolerate soggy, poorly-drained soil. Water regularly during first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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