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Elijah Blue Fescue (9 of 17)

Festuca cinerea 'Elijah Blue'

  • Evergreen ornamental grass with blue-gray foliage and blue-green flowers

  • Plant in full sun for best color

  • Plant in moist to dry, well-drained soil

  • Height: 8-12 inches

  • Width: 8-12 inches

Hardy in zones 4-7 (8):

  • Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost to avoid winter heaving; avoid exposure to salt; may require extra protection if container grown.

  • Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost to avoid winter heaving; avoid exposure to salt.

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall.

  • Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; may lose bright color in hot weather.

  • Zone 8: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; may lose bright color in hot weather.

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