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Festuca glauca 'Boulder Blue'

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More About Festuca glauca 'Boulder Blue'

  • Grass has a mounding habit and forms a dense, uniform, semi-evergreen tuft
  • Very narrow leaf blades are an intense blue
  • Tight, formal, seed spikes emerge green and age to a tan colour
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Flower Height: 35 cm
  • Foliage Height: 25 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

 

Zone:

4

Height:

25-35 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

Green
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Boulder Blue Fescue Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in full sun and a well-drained soil and produces more flowers than other cultivars. Remove spent foliage in the spring. Clumps need to be divided every 2-3 years to maintain their appeal.


Festuca glauca 'Boulder Blue' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Dwarf
Upright
Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Blue

Landscape uses

Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Festuca glauca 'Boulder Blue'

Festuca glauca 'Blue Wiskers'

Festuca glauca 'Blue Wiskers'

Blue Wiskers Fescue