Festuca idahoensis ‘Siskiyou Blue’

'Siskiyou Blue' Idaho fescue

Plant Type: Grass
Sun: Partial Shade, Shade
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 2' X 2'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



‘Siskiyou Blue’ is aptly named for the blue hue of its thin, gently arching foliage. This grass forms a clean rounded clump that remains tidy with age. In the late spring, ornate seed heads rise above the foliage with white, open heads that show well against a dark background. ‘Siskiyou Blue’ is not weedy. Provide a well-draining site with at least a half day of sun. This attractive grass, introduced by Berkeley Botanic Garden, is now thought to be a hybrid between the native Festuca idahoensis and non-native Festuca glauca.


Deer Resistant: Somewhat
Attractive to Bees: No
Attractive to Butterflies: No
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen