Elijah Blue Fescue Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' #1

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'Elijah Blue' is a cultivar of Festuca glauca, commonly known as blue fescue. It is a low-growing, clump-forming ornamental grass that is popular for its attractive silver-blue foliage. Here are some characteristics of 'Elijah Blue':

  1. Size and Shape: 'Elijah Blue' typically grows to a height of 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 cm) and has a spread of 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm). It forms a dense, mounded clump with a slightly arching habit.

  2. Foliage: The foliage of 'Elijah Blue' is its most striking feature. It is a silvery-blue color with fine, needle-like blades that are about 6 inches (15 cm) long. The foliage is evergreen, meaning it retains its color and texture throughout the year.

  3. Flowers: 'Elijah Blue' produces flowers in late spring to early summer. The flowers are small and insignificant, but they add a subtle texture and interest to the plant.

  4. Light and Soil Requirements: 'Elijah Blue' prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is drought-tolerant once established and can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, including poor soils.

  5. Maintenance: 'Elijah Blue' is a low-maintenance plant that requires little care. It is deer-resistant and generally pest-free. To keep the plant looking its best, you can remove any dead foliage in the spring or fall.

  6. Uses: 'Elijah Blue' is often used as a groundcover or edging plant in borders and rock gardens. It also works well in containers or as an accent plant in mixed borders. Its compact size and low-maintenance nature make it a popular choice for gardeners who want a plant that requires little attention but provides a lot of visual impact.