Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’

(Elijah Blue Festuca)

By September 25, 2019
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

About Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’ (Elijah Blue Festuca)

Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’ is an ornamental grass known for its thin icy-blue foliage and mounding shape. Commonly known as Elijah Blue Festuca, you can expect this fast growing plant to reach an average landscape size of 8-12″ by 8-12″. During the late summer you can find little brown flowers bloom atop long wheat-like stems.

Care Instructions

Plant Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’ in average, well-drained soil in full sun. Water regularly when planted to establish a healthy root system then reduce frequency. Be careful not to overwater the plant as it doesn’t tolerate soggy soil. This plant is moderately drought-tolerant withstanding short periods of drought or extreme heat without being affected. When desired, remove faded foliage to keep bush looking fresh.

Where to Plant

This ornamental grass is a fast growing plant making it great in designs calling for mass plantings. Its mounding growth habit looks nice planted as a border to a walkway or even a street median.

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Botanical Name: Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Common Name: Elijah Blue Festuca

Average Landscape Size: 8-12" x 8-12"

Plant Type: Evergreen

Bloom Color: Brown

Foliage Color: Icy-Blue

Forms: Bush

Sizes: 1 Gallon

Special Features: Dramatic Color, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Good For Container Or Ground Planting, Hedging Plant, Easy Pruning, Ornamental Plant,