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*RETAIL - Festuca glauca 'Beyond Blue'

*RETAIL - Festuca glauca 'Beyond Blue'

A selection of the classic blue fescue that retains its intense powder blue color throughout the summer. Compact mounds to 9 to 12 inches high and 18 inches wide are topped in summer by upright flower stalks aging in late summer to an attractive buff tan. Drought tolerant once established but occasional summer water is beneficial. Full sun to light or afternoon shade in well drained soil. Great planted with other summer drought plants and in containers. Divide periodically to maintain vigor. USDA zone 4.

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Planting Recommendations

Under most conditions, planting directly into the garden is best. Keep in mind, that in our care, plants have been protected from intense sunlight and drying winds and would therefore require sheltered transition time in order to acclimate to such conditions in your garden.

All plants going into containers (rather than in the ground) should be potted immediately in well-drained potting mix and watered well to ensure the soil is fully moistened with no air pockets. Succulent plants abide by different rules (**see below).

Plants held for later planting are best stored in a cool greenhouse or a well-lit garage or basement, rather than in your house where conditions are likely too warm and dry.

Those plants needing time to acclimate can be set out in pots and provided some shade and shelter for the first week to allow for a successful transition.

**For cacti and other succulents, we recommend using a soil mix of less than 30% organic matter, preferably a 2-1 blend of cactus/succulent potting soil and pumice, perlite or lava rock. These plants are sensitive to prolonged heavy moisture, especially in cool/winter conditions. Keep this in mind when watering them for the first time. It is better to leave them dry in lower temperatures.

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