Plants We Love: Elijah Blue Blue Fescue

This low-growing ornamental grass offers great texture and color in its fine silver-blue foliage.
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Plant name: ‘Elijah Blue’ fescue

Botanical name:Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’

Virtues: This low-growing ornamental grass offers great texture and color in its fine silver-blue foliage.

Flower: Light green blooms on erect stems in early summer.

Foliage: Needle-like, reflective, silver-blue

Habit: Foliage forms a tuft 6 to 8 inches tall and wide.

Season: Spring through early winter; year-round in milder zones.

Cultivation: Full sun. Dry to medium well-drained soil. Tolerates drought and poor soil. Plant close together if using as a ground cover. USDA Zones 4–¬8.