Boulder Blue Fescue Grass

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Intense Blue Leaves Boulder Blue Fescue Grass!

  • Dramatic Steely-Blue Coloration
  • Tan Blooms in Late Summer
  • Dwarf Size Cool-Season Grass
  • Xeriscaping & Waterwise
  • Spikey Upright Tufts
  • Clump Forming Rounded Bunches
  • Retains its Color All Season
  • Deer-Resistant
  • Tolerates Harsh Conditions & High Altitude
  • Thrives in Heat & Humidity
  • Specimen, Borders & En Masse
  • Easy-to-Grow Plants

Boulder Blue Fescue Grass (Festuca glauca 'Boulder Blue') is one of the more intense blue-leaved selections, retaining its color all season! Unique radiant color, you'll enjoy these smaller ornamental grasses year-round and in every part of the landscape!

Tan spike-like blooms appear in early summer, hovering just above the unearthly blue mounds, and remain until fall. Reaching only 6-9 inches tall and wide, these smaller plants are readily added to any sized garden!

Blue Boulder Fescue Grass is a gorgeous-looking small grass and makes a wonderful addition to your garden. The spikey texture and wonderfully rounded bunches create fantastic eye-catching tufts throughout the landscape!

With its attractive blue foliage and small size, there is a spot or two for this grass in any garden. Incredibly hardy and tough plants, they thrive in heat, humidity, and sun, but also thriving in higher altitudes and the tricky, unpredictable weather of Colorado.

How to Use Boulder Blue Fescue Grass In The Landscape

Boulder Blue Fescue Grass is evergreen in mild climates, retaining that ghostly, steely blue year-round! But will brown in extreme winters. Place in a location where you want the best visual impact from a showy plant like this!

As a specimen plant interspersed throughout a garden bed or lining beds and borders, any large installment of these vivid plants will create high-impact plantings and Moon Gardens! These brilliant grasses go great with all colors and styles of plants, but really stand out when paired with dark evergreens, purple and blue flowers, and blue-leafed Hostas.

These low-growing and tidy bunches are perfect as edging and border definition while their ability to thrive in the heat makes them fantastic along your paths and walkways! Plant a row along your drive for a radiant welcome, or along the street where few other types of plants can survive.

Perfect for fire-scaping and xeric gardening, you'll plant with confidence when you have these great plants in your corner! Low maintenance and low water usage plants, meaning you'll have an easy-care plant on your hands!

Ornamental Grass are always ideal in the Rock garden, formal plantings, and Courtyards, any location is enhanced with a few of these unusual blue ornamentals. Plant atop retaining and rock walls to soften their edges and create a stunning look. Or use as ground cover to fill large areas with magical, unearthly color!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Best in full sun in USDA growing zones 4 through 9. These are heat, humidity, and sun-tolerant perennials and have the best coloration when provided 6 plus hours of direct light a day.

Boulder Blue Fescue prefers dry, well-drained soil once established. Water just enough to establish these plants and then only water in times of extended drought. Very drought tolerant, there is little in the way of maintenance from then on!

Clumps are easily divided in early spring, and this should be done every 2 to 3 years. In colder winter regions the leaves should be trimmed back in late winter right to the base. If desired, flower spikes may also be removed in summer.

Prune back this cool-season grass in early spring if needed for a clean start before the new growth begins to grow for the year.

For fantastically colored, finely-textured tufts of evergreen ornamental grasses, you'll never go wrong with the Boulder Blue Fescue Grass! Order some for your next project from today!

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Boulder Blue Fescue Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Festuca glauca 'Boulder Blue'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 6 - 9 inches
Mature Spread 6 - 9 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Steely Blue
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring