Ornamental Grasses 101 Item(s)

Elijah Blue Fescue

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
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POS ID: 163997
Elijah Blue is more tolerant of heat and longer-lived than typical blue fescue. Powder blue foliage grows in a dome, from which greenish flowering stalks rise in spring. These flower stalks age to a tawny gold that contrasts delightfully with the blue foliage.
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Container Size:
1 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • One of the most durable and long-lived ornamental grasses
  • Blue foliage will last all season
  • Taller than other Festuca species

Details

Elijah Blue is more tolerant of heat and longer-lived than typical blue fescue. Powder blue foliage grows in a dome, from which greenish flowering stalks rise in spring. These flower stalks age to a tawny gold that contrasts delightfully with the blue foliage.

Weight: 5 lbs

Container Size: 1 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Ornamental Grasses

Leaf Color

Blue-Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 12 inches

Mature Width

Up to 9 inches

Features

Attractive Foliage, Short-Lived

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Bloom Color

White

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Clumps will begin to brown from the center, recommend to separate clumps to extend plant life.

Effort of Care

Moderate

Soil Type

Average, Well-Drained

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

Thrives in Full Sun. Can still grow in Partial Sun. The more sun exposure this plant recieves, the brighter foliage will appear.

Water Needs

Water regularly until mature. Allow soil to dry in between deep watering sessions. May need to increase watering during warmer months.

Disease and Pests

Generally disease and pest resistant

USDA Hardiness Zone

4

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