Botanical: Festuca glauca 'Boulder Blue'
Common: Boulder Blue Fescue
General Characteristics: Foliage is very blue. 'Boulder Blue' is a Uniform Clump Forming Fescue. Drought and heat tolerant. Ornamental Grasses are gaining in popularity all over the U.S. due to their undemanding nature and long lasting, year round beauty. There is nothing that adds such interesting forms, textures and movement to a garden, than with this diverse plant group. They can be planted along banks of ponds, incorporated into perennial gardens, grouped together, utilized as a ground cover along walkways, paths or on steep banks. They aren't fussy about soil requirements, are drought tolerant as well as insect and disease resistant.
Tip: Grows easily in any moderately fertile garden soil. Tolerant of drought, heat, and poor soil. Grow in dry, well-drained soil of poor to moderate fertility in full sun. Divide every 2 to 3 years in early spring. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge.
Use: Beds, Borders, Rock Garden and Ground Covers.