Festuca G. ‘Elijah Blue’

Elijah Blue Fescue Grass
Plant Type

Grass

Evergreen-Deciduous

Semi-Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

8″-12″ x 8″-12″

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Purple

Special Features

Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions, Low Water use

Container Sizes

#1

Natural Growth Habit

Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

1-24

Festuca ‘Elijah Blue’ is a short-lived low-growing semi-evergreen clump-forming ornamental grass noted for its finely-textured silver-blue foliage. The foliage forms a dome-shaped porcupine-like tuft of needle-like blades radiating upward and outward to a height of 8-12″. Light green flowers with a purple tinge appear atop stems rising above the foliage in late spring to early summer. The flowers are not very showy; give way to seed heads, which some gardeners find attractive.

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