Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Elijah Blue Fescue

Evergreen Grass / Grass-Like, Perennial

Fine blue evergreen foliage works well as durable, drought tolerant groundcover or use it as an all-season foliage anchor in your sunny perennial combinations.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low


Size: 6 - 12 tall x 6 - 18 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Mounding, Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Dwarf / Compact Plant, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Silver / Gray, Blue

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream
Bloom Season: Jul, Summer
Flower Shape: Panicle

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Hell Strip, Lawn Alternative, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Low Water / No Water
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Clumping, Re-seeds in some conditions, Well Behaved / Companionable
Collections: Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low, medium

Plant Combos