Elijah Blue Fescue

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

SKU
03667
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.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationfes-TEW-kuh GLAW-kuh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing, dense foliage mound; reaches 8 to 12 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower ColorBrown
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Accent, Edging, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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.

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