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Festuca glauca Beyond Blue™ 'Casca11' (common blue fescue)

Festuca glauca Beyond Blue™ 'Casca11' PP23307

common blue fescue

Intense blue foliage
Evergreen color stays bright throughout the seasons
Drought tolerant & low maintenance
Striking en masse in the landscape or in a mixed container
Hybridized by Allure & Amigra

Go above and beyond in the garden with the INTENSE blue foliage of this fantastic fescue! The unique foliage color stays bright through all seasons for year-round interest. Flowers extend above the tidy mounds of fine powder blue blades in late spring and summer. Flowers fade to light brown by late summer and can be cut back if preferred. Beyond Blue™ is a striking plant as a mass planting in the landscape or as a specimen in mixed containers. This low-maintenance gem will thrive despite heat, humidity or poor soils.

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Height

10-12 Inches

Spread

15-18 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Green

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-10

common blue fescue Interesting Notes

Native to Europe; from the Latin festuca for stalk or stem; related to arid fescue cultivars of elatior and lawn fescues of rubra.

Festuca glauca Beyond Blue™ 'Casca11' Growing and Maintenance Tips

F. glauca prefers average, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of drought, salt, heat and humidity. Is prone to center rot if grown in soils that remain wet during the winter. Spreads via rhizomes. Cut foliage to the ground in early spring to maintain neat appearance. Division in spring or fall. 



Use in perennial borders, mass plantings, containers and edgings as well as in rock gardens or troughs. Beautiful with Sedum 'Bertram Anderson', 'Vera Jamison' or 'Angelina'.

Good Substitutions

common blue fescue Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Moist
Moist
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Summer
Summer

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Dry
Average
Green Infrastructure
Green Roof
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Grass Type
Cool Season