Sedge Grass, Elijah Blue Fescue

Description: Elijah Blue Fescue's attractive grassy leaves remain blue in color throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. The tan seed heads are carried on spikes from mid summer to late fall.

Common Name: Elijah Blue Fescue

Scientific Name: Festuca ovina glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass

Exposure: Full Sun - Partial Shade

Size: 6-8" foliage height, 18" bloom height, 8-12" spread

Foliage Color: Light Blue - Silver in the Spring & Summer. Blue - Green in the Fall.

Landscape Use: Rock Gardens, Next to boulders, Dry Stream Beds, Mass Groupings

Soil: Well-Drained

Zone: 4 - 8

Growth Rate: Moderate

Companion Plants: Hosta, Fern, Sedum, Coreopsis

Maintenance: Remove old foliage in late Winter or early Spring

*Blue Fescue is a cool season grass. Therefore, it will look better in the Spring & Fall


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