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Elijah Blue Blue Fescue Festuca ovina glauca

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Winter
  • Mature Size
    • 8 - 12 Inches
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Elijah Blue Blue Fescue Festuca ovina glauca
Part Sun to Sun 8 - 12

Features

Small, silvery blue mounds of foliage with airy blooms of spring

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Foliage Interest
Winter Interest
Deadheading Not Necessary
Grass: 
Grass

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Garden Height: 
8 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 
10 - 12 Inches
Flower Shade: 
None
Foliage Colors: 
Blue
Foliage Shade: 
Blue
Habit: 
Clump Forming
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardy Temperature: 
-35°F
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Grass
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

Perfect for containers, borders and rock gardens

Maintenance Notes: 

Festuca is a neutral grass. Evergreen or neutral grasses are usually plants that look like grasses but aren't actually classified as grasses, they are generally called grass-like plants.

Divide evergreen or neutral grasses and grass-like plants in spring only.
Evergreen grasses don't ever go dormant. Dividing plants wounds them to some degree. For evergreen grasses this wounding will really affect their ability to live through the winter.
Plants should be divided every 2 to 3 years.

Award Year Award Plant Trial
2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Leader of the Pack for Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Best of Breed - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Leader of the Pack for Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Best of Breed - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Leader of the Pack for Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Best of Breed - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2005 Best Grasses at the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
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