About Festuca idahoensis ‘Siskiyou Blue’ (Siskiyou Blue Fescue)
This mounding grass is known as Festuca idahoensis ‘Siskiyou Blue’ or, more commonly, Siskiyou Blue Fescue. Its fine grass-like blue grey foliage reaches an average landscape size of 1-1.5′ tall by 1-1.5′ wide. During the spring, cream feather-like blooms emerge on long stalks reaching above the foliage by almost 1′.
Care and planting instructions
Plant Siskiyou Blue Fescue in an area that receives full sun to part shade using well-draining soil. Water regularly after planting to establish a healthy root system then reduce the frequency to weekly. This evergreen clumping grass has been known to deter deer and is very cold hardy to below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
Landscape design ideas
As a cold hardy evergreen grass, Siskiyou Blue Fescue is a great option for California landscapes that have frequent cold fronts. Its clumping appearance looks interesting when planted in multiples on a bare hillside, prevent erosion or, used as a border to planting beds.