Festuca 'Cool as Ice' PP27,651

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Blue Fescue

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Silvery blue foliage with improved heat tolerance. Blooms reach 18” in summer. Adds a wonderfully fine texture to the garden. Prefers well drained soil.

Height

10-12 in

Spread

12-14 in

Interesting Notes

Introduced by Intrinsic Perennial Gardens

Bloom Time

June-July

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thrives in any well-drained, ordinary soil. Tolerates dry conditions but looks best with some summer water. Cut back to ground in spring before new growth appears.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Maiden Pinks (Dianthus deltoides), Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium), Creeping Sedum (Sedum Sunsparkler® ), Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum ), Coneflower (Echinacea Sombrero ), Variegated Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora), Grayleaf Cranesbill (Geranium cinereum), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Stonecrop (Sedoro Sunsparkler), Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Containers
Ground Cover
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Blue-Gray
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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