Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue')

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Botanical names:
Festuca glauca Accepted
Festuca ovina Synonym
Festuca ovina var. glauca Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Spread: 6 to 9 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Green-purple
Flower Time: Summer
Inflorescence Height: 24 inches
Foliage Mound Height: 10 to 18 inches
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Guardian plant
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 23, 2014 3:29 PM

Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue') is a larval host plant for the Nevada Skipper and the Great Basin Fritillary, two butterfly species found in the western United States. This is an attractive grass that enjoys full sun and medium to dry soil. Its blue color and flowing, fountain-like leaves make it a welcome ornamental addition to many garden settings.

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