festuca glauca 'elijah blue' (elijah blue fescue)

Size: 1 gallon
  • has a mounding habit and forms a dense, uniform, semi-evergreen tuft
  • very narrow leaf blades are an intense blue
  • narrow seed spikes emerge green, turn purple and age to a tan colour
  • bloom time: june to july 
  • cool season grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall
  • during the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant
  • cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer
  • most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil
  • zone 5 
  • height 20-30cm 
  • spread 30-40cm 
  • colour green, yellow
  • best grown in full sun and a well-drained soil
  • remove spent foliage in the spring
  • clumps need to be divided every 2-3 years to maintain their appeal
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • deer resistant
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • evergreen
  • ground cover
  • rock garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)