Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Elijah Blue is one of the best, and most colorful of all Blue Fescue varieties. Performs best in cooler weather & climates - will sometimes struggle somewhat in areas of high heat & humidity. Forms nice, neat, tight clumps of bright silvery blue grass, and remains evergreen in most all areas. During the summer months, each clump will put forth numerous tan colored seed heads that stick up above the rest of the clump.
Elijah Blue Fescue grass makes a great choice for use in rock gardens, or as borders along walkways, landscape edging, and as nice colorful foreground accents in front of taller plantings.
Plant Facts & Specifications
Mature Height: 8 - 12 inches
Mature Width: 10 - 14 inches
Growth rate: Moderate ( 3"-4" per season until mature sized clump )
Hardiness Zones: 3-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade
Soil Preference: Average to slightly moist & fertile - well drained.
Foliage Color & Texture: Bright silvery blue needle like blades are very thin & fine textured. Little, if any, winter discoloration noticed here in East TN
Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: Tan colored seed heads are produced anytime from mid / late summer on thru till early fall. Timing of seed heads varies depending mostly on what area of the country planted in.
Diseases / Insects: None to mention
Recommended Spacing: 12"- 16" apart for most applications such as mass plantings, or borders. Widen spacing to about 2 ft apart if you want distinction between individual clumps.
Deer Resistance Rating: Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance
Fertilization / Feeding: For maximum health & blooming, we highly recommend POOPeas Organic Fertilizer & Soil Conditioner.
However, either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or
granular fertilizers ( Holly Tone is excellent ) are also good options. Most any granular fertilizers with a 6-12-12, or
10-10-10 ratio are also acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring,
and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers
during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. POOPeas may be used at anytime.