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Elijah Blue Fescue
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- One of the most durable and long-lived ornamental grasses
- Blue foliage will last all season
- Taller than other Festuca species
About This Plant
Up to 12 inches
Up to 9 inches
Attractive foliage, short-lived
Leaf Time of Year
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsIf soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care DescriptionClumps will begin to brown from the center. Recommend to separate clumps to extend plant life.
Effort of Care
Thrives in Full Sun. Can still grow in Partial Sun. The more sun exposure this plant receives, the brighter foliage will appear.
Water regularly until mature. Allow soil to dry in between deep watering sessions. May need to increase watering during warmer months.
Disease and Pests
Generally disease and pest resistant
USDA Hardiness Zone