Festuca glauca Boulder Blue

Boulder Blue Fescue Grass

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
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
SKU HBLDSXX

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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.
Associated SKUs
HBLDSXX
52361 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
HBLDS51 (Plant - 5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
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
Planting Time 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, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

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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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