Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

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Blue Fescue

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

This is a very popular grass as a border or accent plant because of its compact size and powder blue color. Blue flower panicles emerge in May, then fade to wheat.

Height

8-10 Inches

Spread

8-12 Inches

Color

Mixed

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

This clump-forming cool season grass is sometimes evergreen in the Midwest. Dislikes humidity and will sometimes melt out in the center.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Irish Moss, Sandwort (Sagina subulata), New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae), Carpathian Harebell (Campanula carpatica), Pink Tickseed (Coreopsis rosea), Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber), Maiden Pinks (Dianthus deltoides), Bloody Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Knautia (Knautia macedonica), Moss Phlox (Phlox subulata), Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum arachnoideum), Variegated Sweet Iris (Iris pallida), Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum calcareum), Dwarf False Indigo (Baptisia australis), Peony (Paeonia lactiflora)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Evergreen
Containers
Ground Cover
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Blue-Gray
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Winter
Fall
Summer
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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