Blue fescue

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Blue fescue (Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue')
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Genus:  Festuca

These compact tufts of 8-inch-long powder-blue leaves are well suited for edging and naturalizing in the rock garden. 

Care: 

Grow in full sun and poor to moderately fertile soil. Divide every few years to maintain vigor and color.

Propagation: 

Sow seed in a cold frame from fall to spring; divide in spring.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Deer Resistant,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Island Paradise
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers
Style
Cottage Garden,
Desert Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant,
Frost Tolerant
Type
Grasses

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