Beyond Blue™ Festuca
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
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' PP 23307) is a breeding breakthrough in Ornamental Grasses. It is a charming, powder-blue grass that stays bright without browning!
This easy-care, semi-evergreen plant 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.
These are not houseplants that can be grown inside. You'll need to leave them in a sheltered spot for wintertime, and enjoy them the following year outside.
Grow a long row of them in the ground as a soft edging plant for garden plants. They are extremely attractive when used in a narrow band along a walkway.
Space them 10 inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.
Create a wonderful garden moment with a care-free groundcover application. Fill a wide, bare area with additional rows in a checkerboard planting pattern.
Mulch between grasses in a newly installed mass planting. You'll want to 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 Xeriscape or rock 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 at the minimum 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.
The first year, pay close attention to regular watering. It then becomes a low water 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 look 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.
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 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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Botanical Name||Festuca glauca 'Casca11'|
|Mature Height||9 - 12 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 - 18 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|