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Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’
Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’
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Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’

Blue Fescue

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 8.170.200

There are several selections of Blue Fescue, all of them valued for their clumping habit, and display of colourful, grassy foliage. This is considered to be one of the best blue selections, retaining its colour all season. Tan spikes appear in early summer. Excellent for mass planting, edging, or in the rock garden. Clumps are easily divided in early spring, and this should be done every 2 to 3 years. Evergreen in mild areas, in colder winter regions the leaves should be trimmed back in late winter right to the base. Flower spikes may also be removed in summer, if desired.

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Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
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