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Elijah Blue Fescue planted in a landscape, long thin blue-green colored grass like foliage with golden brown shoots with seeds at the top

A PETITE, POWDER-BLUE FRINGE THAT FITS ANYWHERE 

FEATURES:

  • Blue-grey, spiked, thin foliage 
  • Tiny and compact, perfect for containers 
  • Perfect for fire-scaping selections 
  • Drought and deer tolerant 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 10-12" tall
  • Mature Width: 12-24" wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 10-12" apart

Elijah Blue Fescue

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A PETITE, POWDER-BLUE FRINGE THAT FITS ANYWHERE 

FEATURES:

  • Blue-grey, spiked, thin foliage 
  • Tiny and compact, perfect for containers 
  • Perfect for fire-scaping selections 
  • Drought and deer tolerant 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 10-12" tall
  • Mature Width: 12-24" wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 10-12" apart

Why plant Elijah Blue Fescue?

Beautiful, soothing blue. The robin’s egg–blue foliage of Elijah Blue Fescue brings a feeling of serenity to your garden. Pair it with hot-colored flowers to provide a cooling counterpoint. Plant it in masse to create a pool of dazzling blue. Or use this frosty Fringe to add a stylish edge to your border. Elijah Blue Fescue is a petite plant that fits into any landscape; it also performs wonderfully in a container on your deck or balcony. So many options! This little charmer is ready to add its cool blue attitude to your outdoor living space, wherever that may be.

Fescue—does that sound familiar? There’s a good chance that your lawn is composed of Fescue. This Fescue is a different species that forms neat clumps instead of spreading to form a carpet. Also, it loves full sun and low humidity. Native to southern France, it’s adapted to a dry, sunny climate. And of course, Blue Fescue is blue, blue, blue. Many consider Elijah Blue to be the brightest and most durable selection of Blue Fescue you can buy. It originated at a nursery on Long Island and was named after Elijah Lane, where the nursery was located.

How to use Elijah Blue Fescue in the landscape?

Flowers—yea or nay? Elijah Blue Fescue sends up flower plumes in late spring. The dainty plumes are pale blue at first, eventually turning beige. Many consider them to be decorative and leave them on, but others prefer to maintain Elijah Blue purely as a foliage plant and trim the plumes off. The choice is yours.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

How To Plant Elijah Blue Fescue

Plant this sun-lover in an open space in light soil that drains quickly. Although Elijah Blue Fescue enjoys bright light, it isn’t a fan of high heat and humidity. This cool-season grower does best in northern and western climates and looks its freshest during the cooler months of the year. It is semi-evergreen in mild winters.

How To Water

The Elijah Blue Fescue will need minimal watering needs. This plant prefers average moisture to live. Water the plant more frequently during the hot season to ensure your plant gets all the water it needs. Avoid overwatering as this plant is very drought tolerant.

How To Fertilize

Elijah Blue Fescue is not one that requires fertilization to ensure the best possible outcomes, but you may feed your plant if it needs that extra boost. We recommend using our Elements Starter Plant Food during springtime for a promising growing season.

How To Prune

In some climates where the Blue Fescue is evergreen, there is no need for pruning this fella. Anywhere else, the plant should be pruned back a few inches to allow plenty of room for fresh new growth. Cut it back to a few inches from the ground in early spring. It’s also wise to divide Elijah Blue every few years in spring to keep it growing vigorously. Simply dig up a clump, pull apart a few healthy sections with roots, and replant.


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