Festuca glauca Beyond Blue
Festuca 'Beyond Blue' photo courtesy of Concept Plants

Blue Fescue

About This Grass

Festuca 'Beyond Blue' forms a dense tuft of bluer-than-blue leaves that remain blue all season. Spikes of tan flowers appear in early summer. It is excellent for mass planting, edging, or in the rock garden. It is also outstanding in containers where its vibrant foliage cascades over the sides.

  • Height: 25-30 cm (10-12 in) 45 cm in bloom
  • Spread: 40-45 cm (16-18 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-8
  • Sun or Shade: full sun
  • Bloom Time: early to late summer
  • Leaf Colour: blue
  • Bloom Colour: brown
  • Critter Resistance: deer

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow Festuca 'Beyond Blue'  in full sun and well drained soil. Winter wet will cause it to rot. Fescue clumps are easily divided in early spring, and this should be done every 2 to 3 years. Fescue is evergreen in mild areas. In colder winter regions the leaves should be trimmed back in late winter right to the base.