Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Common Name: Blue Fescue.
Zones 4 to 8;
Full Sun to part shade.
Mature size 8 to 10 inch height, spreads 8 to 10 inches.
Growth Rate: Moderate; semi-evergreen clumping with a rounded habit,
Easy to grow.
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' has soft powdery blue, finely-textured, semi-evergreen foliage. In late spring to early summer, light green flowers with a purple tinge appear on terminal panicles, typically bring total clump height to 10 to 14 inches.
International Hardy Plant Union Outstanding Plant Award 1996.
Festuca is easily grown in dry to medium, well-drained soil. Tolerant of light shade, the best foliage color is in full sun, however, in southern zones afternoon shade maybe recommended. Cut back foliage in early spring to 3 to 4 inches to foster new growth. Flower stems can be shear off after bloom. This cultivar does not reliably come true from wheat-like seed heads produced on flower stalks. If clumps die out in the centerdivision is required. Divide the spring so the divisions have time to root in before the onset of winter.
Attributes: border plants, containers, drought tolerant, edging, mass planting, and salt tolerant. Deer resistant. An excellent choice for rock gardens and in containers.
Thirty (30) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 4.25 inches deep x 2 inches wide.
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Everything arrived very healthy and are in the ground! It was an easy way to order these and plant them. While it is too early to tell if they will survive, I sure hope they do. This is a nice nursery to deal with and I hope to do future business with them
These plants arrived perfectly packed and arrived in excellent shape. Each plant is thriving.