Elijah Blue Fescue
Elijah Blue Fescue
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'Item #3667 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 11
Outstanding, icy blue coloration to this clumping ornamental grass holds up even through the heat of summer. Buff-colored flowers create eye-catching contrast. Perfectly suited for edging borders or mass planting as a groundcover. Drought tolerant when established. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing, dense mounds reach 8 to 12 in. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:fes-TEW-ka GLAW-kaDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:MoundingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing, dense mounds reach 8 to 12 in. tall and wide.Foliage color:Silver-blueBlooms:Late SummerFlower color:BrownDesign IdeasBlue Fescue is the best small ornamental grass. Its silver-blue coloring and fine texture is appreciated in both Asian gardens and the drought-resistant landscape. Most often planted near rock gardens, around landscape boulders and in dry streambeds. Does equally well as a formal edging plant or in a mass for groundcover effect.Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Bluebeard (Caryopteris); Salvia (Salvia); Yucca (Yucca); Sedum (Sedum); Echeveria (Echeveria); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
- CareCare InformationThrives in average to very lean, loose, well-drained soils; does not tolerate soggy, poorly-drained soil. Water regularly during first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.