Elijah Blue Fescue
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Pronunciation: fes-TEW-kuh GLAW-kuh
|Description||Outstanding, icy blue coloration to this clumping ornamental grass holds up even through the heat of summer. Buff-colored plumes create eye-catching contrast. Perfectly suited for edging borders or mass planting as a groundcover. Drought tolerant when established. Semi-evergreen.|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing, dense foliage mound; reaches 8 to 12 in. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover, Accent, Edging|
|Design Ideas||Blue 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 Plants||Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Bluebeard (Caryopteris); Salvia (Salvia); Yucca (Yucca); Sedum (Sedum); Echeveria (Echeveria); Daylily (Hemerocallis)|
|Care||Thrives 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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-11
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