Elijah Blue Fescue Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' #1
Outstanding, icy blue coloration to this clumping ornamental grass holds up even through the heat of summer. Buff-colored plumes create eye-catching contrast. Perfectly suited for edging borders or mass planting as a groundcover. Drought tolerant when established. Semi-evergreen.
Thrives in average to very lean, loose, well-drained soils; does not tolerate soggy, poorly-drained soil. Water regularly during first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge.
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing, dense foliage mound; reaches 8 to 12 in. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Summer|
|Design Ideas||Blue Fescue is the best small ornamental grass. Its silver-blue coloring and fine texture is appreciated in both Asian gardens and the drought-resistant landscape. Most often planted near rock gardens, around landscape boulders and in dry streambeds. Does equally well as a formal edging plant or in a mass for groundcover effect.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Accent, Edging, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Bluebeard (Caryopteris); Salvia (Salvia); Yucca (Yucca); Sedum (Sedum); Echeveria (Echeveria); Daylily (Hemerocallis)|