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Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

More About Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

  • Grass has a mounding habit and forms a dense, uniform, semi-evergreen tuft
  • Very narrow leaf blades are an intense blue
  • Narrow seed spikes emerge green, turn purple and age to a tan colour
  • Bloom Time: June to July
  • Flower Height: 30 cm
  • Foliage Height: 20 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

 

Zone:

5

Height:

20-30 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Elijah Blue Fescue Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in full sun and a well-drained soil. Remove spent foliage in the spring. Clumps need to be divided every 2-3 years to maintain their appeal. 


Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Dwarf
Compact
Clumping

Foliage Color

Blue

Landscape uses

Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Festuca glauca 'Skinner's Blue'

Festuca glauca 'Skinner's Blue'

Skinner's Blue Fescue

Festuca filiformis

Festuca filiformis

Fine-leaved Sheep Fescue