Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Elijah Blue Fescue
- Main interest:
- icy-blue foliage retains colour through winter
- full sun, dry to medium moist well-drained soil
- Growth type:
- Flower colour:
- tawny brown
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 4: -34.4 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 1 ft (0.3 m) width: 0.75 ft (0.22 m)
- borders, rock garden, accent, containers
Elijah Blue Fescue, a native of France is most notable for its stunning icy-blue foliage. It holds its colour year round, making it a stand out in the winter garden. The foliage can grow to 1 ft. Tawny brown flower spikes rise above the foliage in summer. A great accent in rock gardens, and its fine clumping makes it an excellent border grass.
Synonym(s): Festuca ovina 'Elijah Blue'