Festuca Siskiyou Blue

Siskiyou Blue Idaho Fescue Grass

 

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This is a new selection of the native Idaho Fescue, notable for its enticing spruce-blue foliage. The thin leaves are much longer than the more familiar Festuca glauca, giving 'Siskiyou Blue' a softer, more graceful look.

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Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
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SKU HBL3XXX

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15-16" tall x 15" wide (division propagated). This is a new selection of the native Idaho Fescue, notable for its enticing spruce-blue foliage. The thin leaves are much longer than the more familiar Festuca glauca, giving 'Siskiyou Blue' a softer, more graceful look. It blooms in the late spring producing tall, straight tan flower spikes typical of Festuca grass. Salt Tolerant
Associated SKUs
HBL3XXX
HBL3X21 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
HBL3X51 (Plant - 5" deep pot)
HBL3X09 (Flat of 9 Plants)
Common Name Siskiyou Blue Idaho Fescue Grass
Botanical Name Festuca Siskiyou Blue
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 15-16" tall
Mature Spread 15" wide
Ships As Potted Plant
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
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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5.0

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  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Healthy (3)

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5.0

Just bought some more!

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from Lafayette CO zone 4-5

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Festuca Siskiyou Blue:

    I saw these in one of Lauren Springer Ogden's gardens and loved their color and more delicate look. I planted some last fall and the bunnies immediately munched them, so I caged them (the plants) and they lived through the winter. I kept the cages on until they got larger later this spring, then the bunnies lost interest. I have difficult clay-based soil, and am still having trouble getting other ornamental grasses to grow in this same plot, but these have been so hardy, I just ordered 2 more. They provide beautiful texture and color tucked in between other types of plants. Now I'm looking for other areas to design just for them!

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    5.0

    Strikingly nice

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    from Seaford, DE

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    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Healthy

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      • Rock Garden In Sun

      Comments about High Country Gardens Festuca Siskiyou Blue:

      Beautiful blue-green color on erect spines this time of year. As of this date, seed heads, wheat-colored, are beautiful and stretching above the foliage creates a striking contrast in the rock garden. All three doing well and appear much hardier than my other (locally-obtained) Festuca. We'll see how the color holds up over summer but absolutely pleased at this time.

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      5.0

      Festuca grass

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      from Travelers Rest, South Carolina

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Beautiful Blue Grass
      • Healthy

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        • Great For Borders

        Comments about High Country Gardens Festuca Siskiyou Blue:

        This is a lovely low blue grass that would be great to use as a border grass.

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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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