Festuca glauca Boulder Blue

Boulder Blue Fescue Grass

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Boulder Blue' is the best, most durable of the blue festuca grass selections. It has bright blue foliage and pleasing mounding habit. It blooms in late spring with a nice display of tawny brown flowers.

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Zones 4 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
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Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU 52361


15" tall (in flower) x 12" wide (division propagated). The intense blue coloration of 'Boulder Blue' foliage is a delight. Although not a well-known variety, this selection, made by Ted Kuettel of Golden, CO over 30 years ago, has proven itself in the harsh and erratic climate of Colorado's front range. A larger grower than 'Sea Urchin', 'Boulder Blue' is a showy, heavy bloomer with a nice upright habit. Grows easily in any moderately fertile garden soil.

SKU 52361
Common Name Boulder Blue Fescue Grass
Botanical Name Festuca glauca Boulder Blue
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height 15" tall
Mature Spread 12" wide
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Season Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Plants for Small Spaces
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No

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Lovely grasses


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    Comments about High Country Gardens Festuca glauca Boulder Blue:

    This is a lovely little grass - unique in it's color, hardy - not prone to pests. Does quite well in low water environments. This plant takes a couple-three years to get to full size. It has the same lovely blue tones you see in the picture.

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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