Festuca Cool As Ice Description
Festuca Cool as Ice is a recent update on a classic ornamental grass. Blue Fescue is in high demand as a low growing accent plant in the perennial border and in containers. Cool as Ice claim to fame is that it grows slightly taller and much more vigorous than other forms. It produces a good tight habit with blue foliage with a hint of green in the spring. Highly heat tolerant in the landscape.
Not troubled by pests or diseases, festucas are sturdy, decorative and ideal as a groundcover, accent, edging, rock gardens. They love dry soil (once established) with good drainage.
Grows 12-18" high.
Special Features: Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Easy Care, Evergreen, Fast Growing, Foliage Interest, Multi-Seasonal Interest
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- Botanical Name:
Festuca 'Cool as Ice''
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- Height x Width:
12-18" x 12"
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Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Edging, Ground Cover, Massing, Ornamental
- Cannot Ship to:
AK,CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: PP27,651
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Soil: Average garden soil -- is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution, and will even thrive in inner city environments.
Light: Full - Part Sun -- To obtain the best foliage color plant in full sun.
Water: It prefers to grow in average to dry locations, and dislikes excessive moisture.
Spacing: 18 inches
Fertilizing: Fertilize ornamental grasses in spring with a balanced fertilizer. We don't recommend, however, fertilizing them their first spring to allow the roots enough time to settle in before having to support their very lush top growth.
Winterizing: No specific care needed. No need to cut back for winter.
Maintenance & Pruning: "Rake out" with rake or fingers all spent foliage in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Division should be done in spring every few years to keep Festuca at its best.
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