Festuca glauca Elijah Blue

available mid May

Festuca glauca Elijah Blue

Blue Fescue

About This Grass

Soft spikey foliage that keeps its colour all year round makes Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' a top pick among the smaller grasses. It is a small, clumping grass with a rounded habit and remains evergreen all year. In early summer wheat-like seed heads are produced in great numbers on tall, spiky stalks. This grass prefers dryer conditions and will rot easily if soil is not well drained. This is the perfect grass for rock gardens, in stone troughs or pots or to use as edging. It has more impact when planted in groups of three or five. It requires a haircut in the spring and regular division to keep it looking neat. Some people find the seed heads attractive while others cut them down as soon as they appear to maintain the tight symmetry of the clumps

  • Height: 20 - 30 cm (8-12 in)
  • Spread: 25 - 30 cm (10-12 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: Sun to light shade
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Leaf Colour: blue
  • Bloom Colour: green with a purple tinge
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits
  • Nature Attraction: none

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow Festuca 'Elijah Blue' in full sun and well drained soil. Winter wet will cause it to rot. Although it is evergreen trim it back in the spring to promote fresh new growth. Division every three to four years in the spring will keep the clumps looking good.