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FESTUCA - glauca 'Elijah Blue' / Blue Fescue

    FESTUCA - glauca 'Elijah Blue' / Blue Fescue


    Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' is a popular ornamental grass known for its striking blue-green foliage and compact growth habit. This hardy perennial is a versatile addition to any garden, providing color and texture year-round.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 30-45 cm (12-18 in)
    • Spread: 30-45 cm (12-18 in)
    • Flower color: Green
    • Flowering period: Early summer
    • Foliage: Blue-green, fine-textured blades
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining, sandy or loamy soil, pH level 5.5-7.5
    • Hardiness Zone: 5

    Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' is an excellent choice for rock gardens, borders, and containers. It is also used as a ground cover or accent plant. Due to its hardiness and adaptability, it can be grown in a variety of climates.

    Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' is known for its hardiness, drought tolerance, and low-maintenance requirements. It is deer-resistant and attracts birds to the garden. Additionally, its fine-textured foliage provides a beautiful contrast to other plants and adds interest to any landscape.

    Companion Plants:

    • Agastache 'Blue Fortune' - The airy, blue-purple flowers of Agastache 'Blue Fortune' provide a nice contrast to the dense foliage of 'Elijah Blue', and both plants prefer similar well-drained soil and full sun.
    • Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' - The bold magenta flowers of Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' create a stunning contrast with the silvery-blue foliage of 'Elijah Blue'. Both plants are also drought tolerant and prefer full sun.
    • Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' - The upright habit and blue-green foliage of Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' provide a nice contrast to the low, mounding habit of 'Elijah Blue', and both plants prefer full sun and well-drained soil.


    Care Instructions:
    Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' is a low-maintenance plant that requires little attention. It prefers well-draining soil and can handle dry conditions. Water only when the soil is dry to the touch. In the spring, trim back any dead or damaged foliage. Additionally, divide the plant every few years to maintain its compact growth habit.

    Final Thoughts:
    Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' is a classic ornamental grass that adds color and texture to any garden. Its low-maintenance requirements and hardiness make it an excellent choice for any level of gardener. Whether used as a border, ground cover, or accent plant, this versatile grass is sure to make a statement in any landscape.