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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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4-11

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Full sun

Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.

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    5084 Southport Supply Road Se Southport NC 28461

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    351 Whiteville Road Shallotte NC 28470

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    5110 S. College Road Wilmington NC 28412

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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
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Accent, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Bluebeard (Caryopteris); Salvia (Salvia); Yucca (Yucca); Sedum (Sedum); Echeveria (Echeveria); Daylily (Hemerocallis)

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

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

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