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Blue Fescue


A cool-season, clumping, evergreen grass with narrow, glaucous leaves of soft silver-blue. Plants form tidy mounds and send up silverish-blue flower stalks in spring that mature to a straw color. Use as a ground cover or edging. One of the most durable of the Blue Fescues. Drought tolerant once established, but may turn brown in the hottest part of the summer.

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' (F. cinerea)

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf shape : Narrowly linear; inrolled

Leaf color : Silver-blue

Flower Characteristics

Flower color :Cream

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 12-18 in.

Average size maturity height : 8-10 in.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 15 to 20 F( Z8b)

Sunset zone : 1-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes