Telford, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Common name   Blue fescue
Hardiness Zone   4 - 8
Sun   full sun
Soil   Dry to medium moisture
Flower color   Bluish green
Bloom time   June - July
Height   6"
Spread   12"
General Culture:
Easily grown in average, dry to medium wet, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade, but best foliage color is in full sun. Tolerant of drought and poor soils. Intolerant of wet, poorly-drained soils. Clumps tend to die out in the center and need to be divided and replanted or replaced every 2-3 years. Cut back foliage in early spring to 3-4". Clumps may decline in hot, humid summers, and should be cut back if such occurs. Mass densely (plant 8-10" apart).
Noteworthy Characteristics:
'Elijah Blue' is a short-lived, low-growing, semi-evergreen, clump-forming ornamental grass noted for its glaucous, finely-textured, silver-blue foliage. Foliage radiating upward and outward to a height of 6-8" (flower stems typically bring total clump height to 10-14").'Elijah Blue' is one of the best of the blue fescues.
No serious insect or disease problems. Plants are short-lived and require frequent division. Plant foliage may decline considerably in hot, humid summers.
Excellent as ground cover, border front or rock garden accent, edging plant or containers.