Fescue Grass Elijah Blue

 
Fescue Grass Elijah Blue, Festuca glauca, Blue Fescue

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Elijah Blue is one of the most popular, no fuss ornamental grasses, low growing in tight mounds, great for border plantings and adding texture. Blue green clumps. (Festuca glauca)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Containers
Containers
Winter Interest
Winter Interest
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 6-12" tall, 6-12" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU 9ORN

Plant Information

The Fescue grasses are famous for being clump-forming, and thus not chocking out other less tough plants near them. In other words, this is one grass that doesn't overrun everything around it. Instead each plant forms a handsome clump adding interest to the landscape.
SKU 9ORN
Common Name Blue Fescue
Botanical Name Festuca glauca
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 6-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 6-12" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Blue
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Containers, Winter Interest, Plants for Small Spaces
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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American MeadowsFescue Grass Elijah Blue
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Low maintenance (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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5.0

HANDY TIP ON CARE

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from Michigan

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Pool Area

    Comments about American Meadows Fescue Grass Elijah Blue:

    ....I have grown this round blue grass for years.....they love a hair cut in spring...gather the plant into a pony tail, gathering only blue grass.....leaving the dead or yellow/tan grass,near the dirt...rub those dead blades away with gloved hand....
    Now at the pony tail gathering cut off the top of the entire plant at the gathering....your done...leaves your plants shaped into a nice ball and all one length...
    This plant looks great with dusty Miller...or red begonias...I am growing next years display now....very deer proof.....and so much shape and color to work with....

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Color!

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    from Mount Sterling, IL

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    Pros

    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Fescue Grass Elijah Blue:

        This was a great addition to my landscaping & it was easy to plant & it has grown great!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Small but mighty

        By 

        from Des Moines, Iowa

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        Pros

        • Low Maintenance

        Cons

        • Slow Growth

        Best Uses

        • Border Control
        • Erosion Control

        Comments about American Meadows Fescue Grass Elijah Blue:

        These are beautiful for the tint of blue they have- I am using them along a hill on the side of our driveway in mass to fill the space with something low so as not to block the driving view. They seem to be very tolerant as the midwest has had little to no rain this season and I do occasional watering. I do wish the plant size was larger as these seem to be slow growing based on what they look like now to what the photos and description have them at full size.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        nice filler grass

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        from illinois

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        Pros

        • Low Maintenance

        Cons

        • Slow Growth

        Best Uses

        • Border Control
        • Large Areas
        • Raised Beds

        Comments about American Meadows Fescue Grass Elijah Blue:

        this is a nice short grass for filling in areas and also makes a great border. very easy to grow although slow. adds some nice subtle color as well.

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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