Festuca glauca Boulder Blue
Boulder Blue Fescue Grass
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.
|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|
|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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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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