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    Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' (F. cinerea)

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    Elijah Blue Fescue (7823950315775)
    Elijah Blue Fescue (7823950315775)
    Elijah Blue Fescue (7823950315775)

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    Elijah Blue Fescue

    Elijah Blue Fescue

    Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' (F. cinerea)

    Regular price $10.95
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    Mature height
    8-12 in.
    Mature Width
    8-12 in.
    Sun exposure
    Full Sun
    Growth Rate
    Grows Well in Zones
    5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
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    Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' is a finely textured, clumping grass that cools off any garden with its frosty blue blades. This radiant blue, small, ornamental grass adds color and texture in the landscape.

    Elijah Blue Fescue is a drought-tolerant grass for coastal gardens. This cool-season, evergreen, ornamental grass forms neat mounds that are less than 12 inches tall and wide. It can be utilized to create geometric patterns in the landscape or serve as colorful accents in borders, near dry streambeds, or alongside boulders. The slender, blue linear leaves beautifully contrast with broad, dark green, or dark burgundy foliage. Additionally, it can be combined with other silvery-blue plants to create a monochromatic garden or add textural interest to a patio container.

    In the spring, silvery flower stalks, measuring 12 to 18 inches in height, emerge and rapidly develop into straw-colored stems. These flower stalks are not particularly showy and may detract from the color and symmetry of Elijah Blue Fescue. However, depending on your garden style, you may still find the fescue flowers appealing.

    Festuca ‘Elijah Blue’ is one of the most popular blue fescues and is a fantastic choice for anyone interested in adding beauty, symmetry, color, and texture to their garden.

    Plant care

    Plant Elijah Blue Fescue in average to lean, well-draining soil. Water regularly to develop a strong root system, then cut back frequency once established. Drought tolerant in coastal areas but Elijah Blue Fescue may look better with supplemental irrigation. Avoid over watering during the growing season.

    Blue fescue is originally native to southern France, and consequently Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' is best suited to coastal gardens in California in full sun with dry, nutrient-poor soil. Elijah Blue Fescue will grow well in hotter inland climates but blue color looks best with some shade in the late afternoon to protect from harsh sun. Foliage may turn brown in the hottest part of the summer. Hardy below 0℉.

    Remove the brown or dying foliage in late winter before the new blades emerge with a good shearing or by raking with an adjustable garden rake. Lightly fertilizing after grooming will help rejuvenate your Elijah Blue Fescue. Shear annually to maintain a fresh appearance. Do not cut back in summer or during hot weather because the browned blades provide insulation against the heat. The flowers can look unsightly and become disheveled and are best cut back.

    Often used in mass plantings as a ground cover, Festuca ‘Elijah Blue’ is a short-lived plant that should be replaced every 3-4 years. This is something to consider if you want a long-term ground cover.

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