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Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' - Blue Fescue

Ornamental Grasses

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Blue Fescue

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' is a Blue Fescue grass that is deep sea blue in color. 'Elijah Blue' is a low-growing, semi-evergreen ornamental grass noted for its finely-textured, silver-blue foliage. Foliage forms a dome-shaped, porcupine-like tuft of erect needle-like blades. Light green flowers with a purple tinge appear above the foliage in late spring to early summer, but are not very showy. 'Elijah Blue' is one of the best of the blue fescues and very heat tolerant.

Additional:

Cool season grass (dormant mid-summer).

Blue Fescue Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Cut back foliage in late winter to 3-4" tidy clumps. Semi-evergreen.

Height:

10-12 Inches

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Spread:

8-12 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Winter
Spring
Attributes
Mass Planting
Edging
Rock Garden
Evergreen
Focal Point
Border or Bed
Great Foliage
Container
Drought Tolerant
Foliage Color
Blue
Great Companion Plants for Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
English Lavender English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead')
Tall Stonecrop Tall Stonecrop (Sedum 'Autumn Joy')
Aster, New England Aster, New England (Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome')
Pinks Pinks (Dianthus 'Fire Star')
Cranesbill Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei')
Lamb's Ear Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina 'Helen von Stein')
Similar Plants to Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Little Bluestem Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium )
Blue Sedge Blue Sedge (Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger')
Blue Oat Grass Blue Oat Grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Sapphire')