Feb 23, 2019 - Explore Charlene Erickson's board "Blue fescue" on Pinterest. It forms a neat clumping mound of foliage that's about 10-12" tall and 15" wide. There are five central regions within the state of California: Pacific Northwest, Intermountain West, Southwest Desert, Southwest Transitional. Please Note: We do not do mail order and we do not ship plants. Festuca Glauca, 'Elijah Blue' is a wonderful dwarf ornamental grass, grown for its superb, evergreen, bright silver-blue foliage. This grass is mid-sized with a fountain-like shape 1½-2 ft. tall and a bit wider. Anthem Blue Cross of California offers affordable Medicare, Medicaid, medical, dental, and vision insurance. Clean out dead foliage once a year to promote new healthy growth. Most often planted near rock gardens, around landscape boulders and in dry streambeds. Hey, California, you can still have a lawn! Name: Blue Fescue. Images courtesy of Carol Bornstein. The grass forms low tight mounds and produces tall flower tipped stems in May to June. Fall Planting 1-2-3 Mon, December 07, 2020. This plant requires water every 2-4 weeks, This plant requires water every 4-6 weeks, This plant survives on rainfall once established, except during periods of prolonged winter drought, This plant is frequently resistant to deer browsing, This category includes grasses and other non-woody plants suitable for a meadow, Plants suitable for shady locations that are relatively summer dry. Blue fescue plants are evergreen but they do lose some of the older blades and grow new fresh deep blue leaves in spring. -John Muir- About 15 years ago while exploring the unique blue forms of red fescue (Festuca rubra) of the Mendocino Coast at Jug Handle State Preserve I collected a mixed bag of seed from several locations between Jug Handle … Delivery and installation available. They are drought tolerant once established. Blue fescue One of the most versatile ornamental grasses, blue fescue can be used in many different ways. Call to confirm current supply. The species is native to Oregon and California, where is grows throughout the state with concentrations in the Coastal Ranges from Santa Barbara county north and in the Sierra and Cascade Ranges. Health plans are offered by Blue Shield of California. Blue fescue grass (Festuca glauca) is a colorful ornamental grass with icy blue foliage and pale yellow flowers. Blue Fescue is the best small ornamental grass. Plant Category: Grasses. californicum Blue Shield of California welcomes you. Support Needed for New Urban Tree Stewardship Program In hotter areas, we suggest a deep watering every two-three weeks. Cool as Ice Blue Fescue Festuca x 'Cool as Ice' PP #27,651. An icy blue color, clumping, ornamental grass with narrow fine leaves and tan colored flower spikes. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status, and abides by both Employee Rights and Pay Transparency practices. And you can patch it with our West Coaster Seed! Enrollment in Blue Shield of California depends on contract renewal. The Blue Fescue has many uses including; planting in pots, raised gardens, near walkways, around ponds, waterfalls, and pools. Dec 2, 2013 - All the gardening goodness I can dig up. Trouvez les Festuca images et les photos d’actualités parfaites sur Getty Images. Blue Fescue Festuca glauca. Blue Shield of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Choisissez parmi des contenus premium Festuca de la plus haute qualité. The grass forms low tight mounds and produces tall flower tipped stems in May to June. It is native to the states of California and Oregon where it is a member of many plant communities, including chaparral. Summer dormant if not watered. that is intermediate to long lived. Good for edging borders or mass plantings. May go dormant in cooler winters. It is a species of grass known by the common name California fescue. A graceful, fountain-like native perennial grass that … Apply for individual or family medical, dental, and life insurance plans. Blue fescue.I know, I know. Botanical Name: Festuca cinerea 'Elijah Blue' Native of Europe. California fescue is a beautiful native bunchgrass often seen cascading down oak studded slopes. A natural for under native oaks where they receive light shade and little summer water. This cool season grass forms a neat mound of vibrant blue foliage, 9 - 12 inch tall and 12 - 18 inches wide, with silvery grass flowers that fade to tan. See more ideas about blue fescue, fescue, plants. Spreaders aren't expensive to buy, if you have storage to spare. This plant will become drought tolerant once established and is very easy to care for. California Flora Nursery • 2990 Somers Street • P.O. Blue Shield of California is an HMO and PDP plan with a Medicare contract. Home > Plant Catalog > Cool as Ice Blue Fescue. Discovered in Colorado, Boulder Blue has a much brighter steel-blue foliage color than the more commonly available 'Elijah Blue'. California fescue Recent Articles. But blue fescue (Festuca glauca) is a totally different animal. It's a versatile grass and works well in a variety of landscape situations. Landscape and Nursery professionals will need to establish their wholesale status with us to purchase at wholesale prices. Many popular cultivars are now available from nurseries and garden centers; all are neat and uniform plants … Continue reading "Blue fescue" Typically growing 2′-4′ tall, Calfornia fescue is a large, ornamental native bunchgrass with blue-green foliage that can be found growing in many different plant communities, including chaparral, oak or madrone woodland, mixed conifer forest or pine forest. This list reflects retail prices. Blue Fescue is a beautiful icy blue clumping grass that grows in full sun. Deer resistant. Blue fescue grasses are a highly popular choice in both residential gardens and commercial landscapes throughout the Inland Empire. It has slender blades of electric blue foliage that shimmer in the sun. Blue fescue is also very drought tolerant, making it a great choice for rock gardens. Find information and services to help you and help others. California Fescue Festuca californica Festuca californica + Added; 8 Purple Needlegrass Stipa pulchra Stipa pulchra ... Blue Grama Bouteloua gracilis Bouteloua gracilis + Added; 14 Red Fescue Festuca rubra Festuca rubra ... California Meadow Barley Hordeum brachyantherum ssp. Availability fluctuates wildly in our small nursery; it's always best to call to check current supply. This fescue is a clumping perennial without rhizomes. One of the best and most colorful of all Blue Fescue varieties, Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' is a wonderful dwarf ornamental grass, mostly grown for its superb, evergreen, bright silver-blue foliage. Blue Fescue is great for drought tolerant plant styles and can be used as a bordering plant and stays nice and compact. Plant in masses as a groundcover or in rows as an edging plant. Blue fescue is a commonly grown ornamental grass. It reaches anywhere from 1.5–4.5 feet (0.46–1.37 m) in height, and 1.5–3.5 feet (0.46–1.07 m) in width. This plant will become drought tolerant once established and is very easy to care for. Accepts full sun near the coast. Blue fescue, such as the Elijah Blue variety (Festuca glauca "Elijah Blue"), is a sun-loving and drought-tolerant ornamental grass. The green-gray leaves are narrow, and can reach 2 feet (0.61 m) long. Feb 16, 2020 - Southern California front yard garden border with succulents and blue fescue gr, #Blue #Border #California #fescue #Front The fact that the front garden of the detached house looks dreary and uninviting is not only due to the barren season. A natural for under native oaks where they receive light shade and little summer water. Blue Fescue is a beautiful icy blue clumping grass that grows in full sun. Festuca californica is a clumping perennial bunch grass, without rhizomes, that grows in greenish gray tufts. West Coast Turf’s exclusive West Coaster sod makes for the ultimate lawn for coastal and cooler climates! A natural mutation of Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’, introduced by a Dutch nursery and said to offer the bluest of the blue colored blades. Growing 12 inches tall, Blue fescue makes a fantastic edger in the front of the border especially when planted in … We take a field inventory every few weeks from February through December. Sku #31732. If you plan on using these plants in masses, select th… The flat shrubs planted on both sides of the front door are not suitable for the long-drawn beds. Description. Festuca californica 'River House Blues' (Ron's California Fescue) - An elegant evergreen (along coast) mid-sized bunch grass that forms fountain-like growth from tight clumps arching up to 2 feet tall by about as wide with chalky-blue foliage. Box 3 Discover (and save!) Plant Characteristics. They are drought tolerant once established. All Rights Reserved. Fast growing, dense mounds 8 to 12 in. And you can patch it with our West Coaster Seed! ... Palm Desert, CA 92211 SCOTTSDALE 11803 E. McDonald Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85256 A natural for under native oaks where they receive light shade and little summer water. Festuca (fescue) is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the grass family Poaceae (subfamily Pooideae).They are evergreen or herbaceous perennial tufted grasses with a height range of 10–200 cm (4–79 in) and a cosmopolitan distribution, occurring on every continent except Antarctica. Blue fescue's uniform habit adds both texture and color when used in mixed containers. However, you can simply comb them out with your fingers. California’s drought brings out tall fescue’s true colors – and they are not all shades of green! West Coaster Tall Fescue (Fescue/Blue) Enter your ZIP Code for pricing and availability. Blue fescue prefers to grow in full sun and needs well-drained soil in which to thrive. A key fact about blue fescue would be its zonal … Plant in full sun to shade and irrigate occasionally to infrequently. The older leaves adhere to the plant and spoil the bright coloration. The classic blue color of the foliage accents most colors and makes a cool statement in a mass planting. Remove spent stems to keep from getting leggy and groom with stiff rake to However, you can simply comb them out with your fingers. In October or November, you'll need to use a complete fertilizer (contains all three essential nutrients) to nourish your lawn. Elijah Blue Festuca is perfect for Los Angeles landscaping and turf replacement due to its drought-tolerant nature. With its clump-forming habit, blue fescue forms uniform balls of foliage topped with feathery straw bloom stalks in the summer. Native to Sonoma County woodlands and throughout the Coast Ranges to Oregon, Festuca californicagrows taller than the low, bluish tufts called blue fescues, although this more robust California fescue commonly has bluish green leaves. Icy blue-grey foliage stands above others, staying bright throughout the season without browning. Use dry fertilizer to nourish the lawn. It is hardy between USDA zones 4 and 9 and grows from 6 to 10 inches tall. Plant it at the base of leggy shrubs or tall perennials, such as lilies, to help them blend with the landscape and offset the other plant's flowers or foliage. Best in woodland areas. The base is tightly clumped and the culms (stems) are tall and erect, growing to a height of 60-140 cm. Evergreen. On the coast, it'll survive with no summer water. Fast growth rate. With its compact habit and blue foliage, blue fescue works well in many settings. Perfectly suited for edging borders or mass planting as a groundcover. Weeds readily volunteer in high water areas, and keeping the brown at bay requires copious amounts of irrigated water even in well-established areas. Blue-green flower spikes bloom in summer on slender, upright stems that are about 4-5" taller than the foliage. A message from Director Kathleen Socolofsky to our community Tue, November 17, 2020. For the coast it is evergreen and in colder areas it is root hardy to around 0° F (USDA Zone 7). Click on a characteristic from the list below to see a list of other plants that share that characteristic. Wonderful little clumping grass with bold blue/green foliage. How to Cut Blue Fescue Grasses. Excellent background to bright flowers. Dirt-under-the-nails types and armchair gardeners welcome. Fulton, CA 95439 (Map »). Blue Fescue. Blue-green leaf blades 1 1/2 ft. tall with graceful, airy flower stalks rising another 2 ft. above the foliage. Availability as of December 16, 2020: Sorry; this plant is out of stock at present. As you can see by the plant hardiness map, the temperatures don’t vary much throughout the state. Very dramatic color contrast to any landscape. Buff colored flowers rise above foliage in summer on mature plants, creating eye-catching contrast. It reaches anywhere from 40 to 120 centimeters in height. Choose us as your insurance provider today. However, it will look better with occasional watering of the whole root zone, perhaps every three-four weeks. Densely tufted, the foliage of finely-textured, blade-like needles forms a neat mound topped by upright flower plumes in summer. All images and text copyright © 2020 California Flora Nursery. A truly versatile perennial grass, blue fescue has an eye-catching blue hue that lasts all year. Siskiyou Blue fescue is a particularly striking, evergreen ornamental grass. We thank Carol Bornstein for providing us with the seed of this great grass. As a tall grass with thick chalky blue to green foliage, California fescue is increasingly appreciated for its ornamental and environmental landscape value. Densely tufted blade-like needles form a neat mound, which is beautiful when massed as a ground cover. californicum Hordeum brachyantherum ssp. Blue fescue plants are evergreen but they do lose some of the older blades and grow new fresh deep blue leaves in spring. Common name: Tufted Fescue Description: cool season; clump forming Foliage blue-green, very narrow; 20-30 cm (8-12") Flowers June; 30-45 cm (12-18") Icy blue-grey foliage stands above others, staying bright throughout the season without browning. West Coaster Tall Fescue (Fescue/Blue) Enter your ZIP Code for pricing and availability. Blue fescue, such as the Elijah Blue variety (Festuca glauca "Elijah Blue"), is a sun-loving and drought-tolerant ornamental grass. high. According to the University of Arkansas, blue fescue is a cool-season perennial grass with blue-gray leaves. These are small clumping perennial grasses with blue-green foliage that grow in a spherical shape from 12-15 in. Native to the Coast Ranges from Northern California to Oregon. 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