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Products > Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
 
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' - Elijah Blue Fescue
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: France (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Golden
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [F. cinerea, F. ovina glauca]
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' (Elijah Blue Fescue) - A cool-season grass. An evergreen clumping, soft silver-blue grass to 8 to 10 inches tall. Plant in moist, well-draining soil and full sun (coastal); should be protected from very hot, direct summer sun inland as it may burn, though this selection is noted as the most heat tolerant of the Blue Fescues. Avoid over watering during the growing season. Drought tolerant once established, but may turn brown in the hottest part of the summer. Festucas should be trimmed annually during cooler months to keep up a neater appearance. . It is a very hardy plant, tolerating to USDA zone 4. It is more silvery and smaller than the other Blue Fescue we grow, 'Azurit'. This very nice grass was introduced by the late Lois Woodhull of The Plantage Nursery in Long Island, New York and was named after Elijah Lane, the street where her nursery was located.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'.
 
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