‘Beyond Blue’

Festuca glauca 'Casca11' PP23307

Most Festucas lose their blue color over the summer, but not Beyond Blue. This versatile grass tolerates cold, heat, humidity, low water, poor soils…even deer.

Sunset Zones

1-24

USDA Zones

-30°F to -20°F USDA zones 4–10

This plant is suitable for your USDA Zone 9b

‘Beyond Blue’ Features

Plant Dimensions

9-12 H x 18" W"

Landscape Use

Border, Container, Garden Bed, Groundcover, Mass planting, Slope

Plant Type

Evergreen

Growth Rate

Slow

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Compact habit, Deer Resistant, Dwarf Habit, Easy Care, Water-wise

Feature

Intense, powder blue foliage, year-round

Flowering Season

None

‘Beyond Blue’ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise

Fertilizer

Fertilize yearly in early spring

Pruning

None needed

Soil

Well-drained soils

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

Shop for your Sunset plants

Your zip code 95603 is located in Zone: 9b with a temperature range of: 25 to 30 °F.