'Cool as Ice' fescue

Festuca x 'Cool as Ice'

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'Cool as Ice' fescue (Festuca x 'Cool as Ice')
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Genus:  Festuca

An improvement on the better-known blue fescues, ‘cool as ice’ has a lighter green appearance in spring, giving the plant a slight bicolor look. It also boasts better heat tolerance. The vigorous plants eventually turn a light blue in summer.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Graceful clumps have good heat tolerance and attractive panicled seed heads.

Care: 

Be sure to plant in full sun to partial shade in well-drained soils. Trim back foliage late in March or early April each year.

Overview

Height
18 inches
Spread
2 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Well-drained soil
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Deer Resistant,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Type
Grasses

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