Beyond Blue™ Festuca

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Fun Form, Year-Round Color Beyond Blue™ Festuca

  • Small Grass Makes a Bold Statement
  • Fluffy, Fine-Textured Mound
  • Beautiful Blue Foliage
  • Keeps Brilliant Color All Year
  • Perfect "Filler" in Outdoor Containers
  • Very Easy Care
  • Cold Hardy & Heat Tolerant
  • Cool-Season Grass Variety

Have a good time with your landscape design! Choose durable plants that punch above their weight class with bold color and unique form.

Striking Beyond Blue™ Festuca (Festuca glauca 'Casca11') is a breeding breakthrough in Ornamental Grasses. It is a charming, powder-blue grass that stays bright without browning! This easy-care, semi-evergreen cool-season grass variety adds beauty, motion and energy to your garden. They'll catch every breeze!

Densely held, tufts of thin blades cascade down to form a little clump. Beyond Blue™ will fit in small space gardens, and also brings enormous visual impact for large lots. Compact, mounded Beyond Blue™ Festuca catches the eye with its tidy mop of steely blue-gray foliage. Flowers rise above the blade-like needles and mature to brown.

Beyond Blue™ keeps its shape and color all year. It is extremely cold-hardy but also loves the sun, heat and humidity. This highly adaptable plant is water-wise and drought resistant once established. Enjoy its low-maintenance nature in your space.

The personable little mounds of Beyond Blue™ Festuca help you smile all year long. Order yours from Nature Hills. It's a perfect small grass for your garden.

How to Use Beyond Blue™ Festuca in the Landscape

A single Fescue looks fantastic in a small outdoor container. Try a series of matching containers to help define the boundary of a garden room or balcony. You can even leave them in a sheltered spot for wintertime, or plant them in a permanent spot in the garden in the fall.

Grow a long row of them in the ground as a soft edging. They are extremely attractive when used in a narrow band along a walkway. Create a wonderful garden moment with a carefree groundcover application. Fill a wide, bare area with additional rows in a checkerboard planting pattern.

Space them 10 inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Mulch between grasses in a newly installed mass planting and keep the new planting weeded until the clumps grow together and touch.

Once Beyond Blue™ Festuca is established in your soil, it will not need supplemental watering. Add it to a highly effective Xeriscaping planting or Rock Garden. The unearthly blue-green blades even look right at home in the Moon Garden!

Improve the looks of mature plantings with the metallic blue blades of this small grass. Create a new mulched bed on the sunny side of evergreen trees or shrubs and let this clumping grass shine in the sun.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Beyond Blue™ Festuca needs a minimum of six hours of sunlight a day. The more sun, the better color. Festuca needs well-drained soil that doesn't hold water for long. Add extra soil 18 inches high and 3 feet wide to create a planting mound if you suffer from poor drainage.

For the first year, pay close attention to regular watering. It then becomes a low-water usage, xeric plant. If you are growing in containers, water regularly over the life of the plant. In extended drought, consider giving in-ground plants water to protect your investment.

Gain winter interest by leaving the foliage standing in fall. You'll enjoy the winter interest effect of Beyond Blue™ peeking from a layer of fresh snow. Cut all stems to a few inches from the ground in early spring before new growth emerges. Use a utility saw, jab saw or hacksaw for fast results. These cool-season grasses are fast to grow in the spring!

Add these fine-textured, blue grasses to your landscape. Give them sun and good drainage. Sit back, survey your kingdom and feel proud of your smart choice.

Order Beyond Blue™ Festuca from our expert growers at Nature Hills Nursery today.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Beyond Blue™ Festuca Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Festuca glauca 'Casca11'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 9 - 12 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Powder Blue
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No