Festuca (fess-tue' kah) Common name: Blue Fescue Family: Poaceae, Grass Height x width: 6-10" x 8" clump; gigantea and californica 3-6' x 2-3' Growth rate: moderate Foliage: very fine and thin, evergreen, varying degrees of blue with cultivar; some with thick leaves or green; forming tufts or clumps Flowers: terminal, slender panicles Hardiness: zones 4-8 (tolerate heat and humidty) Festuca ‘Elijah Blue’, from the late Lois Woodhull of New York’s The Plantage Nursery, is still one of the best and most durable selections of blue fescue. Plant characteristics and classification of blue fescue Plant order, origin and occurrence of blue fescue. It can be used as an accent plant, in mass plantings, containers, and crevices. Festuca glauca -the blue fescue - is a species of flowering plant in the grass family, Poaceae. Blue fescue is a neutral grass that never goes dormant. Features Deer resistant Notes Needs dividing every few years. Good as a mass planting. How does one make blue fescue (Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue') happy? Common Name: Blue fescue Genus: Festuca ... Time to divide plants: March to May . Elijah Blue Fescue. F. glauca is a clump-forming ornamental grass noted for its glaucous, finely-textured, blue-gray foliage. From late spring to summer it produces tall, narrow, blue-green slightly bristly flower plumes that turn golden-brown as the summer progresses. Blue fescue is also very drought tolerant, making it a great choice for rock gardens. Common name: Tufted Fescue Description: cool season; clump forming Foliage blue-green, very narrow; 20-30 cm (8-12") Flowers June; 30-45 cm (12-18") I like to think of blue fescue as modular — it looks great as a single specimen or massed in a field. Common name Elijah Blue Fescue ... Light & Water Full sun: Part sun: Zone 4 Bloom month June Bloom colour Tan Foliage colour Blue Foliage categories Evergreen; Silver. Blue fescue blooms, though somewhat insignificantly, in summer; golden inflorescences add height and a softer texture to the otherwise stiffer structure. I can't tell in your picture. Lift grasses from the ground with a spade. It is adaptable to USDA hardiness zone 3 and above. Festuca glauca benefits from dividing every two or three years because mature clumps tend to die away at the centre. Clipping back to 3-4" in the spring will help to retain a neat appearance. Blue oat grass boasts one of nature’s most elusive plant colors along with panicles of brownish spikelets in fall that reach far above the foliage. This means it makes a little mound of grass and kinda looks blue-green all winter. Add this elegant, ornamental specimen to a cottage garden to offer a cool contrast to warm green foliage and bright blossoms. One of the best and most colorful of all Blue Fescue varieties, Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' is a wonderful dwarf ornamental grass, mostly grown for its superb, evergreen, bright silver-blue foliage. A truly versatile perennial grass, blue fescue has an eye-catching blue hue that lasts all year. ‘Elijah Blue’ blue fescue is a unique plant for smaller space low-maintenance landscapes. USES: Ideal used in rockeries, borders and cottage style gardens. Whilst its easy to grow festuca glauca by seed, each plant will have genetic variations. Blue fescue (Festuca glauca) is one of our favorite ornamental grasses for landscape design. Dividing. Blue fescue, such as the Elijah Blue variety (Festuca glauca "Elijah Blue"), is a sun-loving and drought-tolerant ornamental grass. Some browned foliage could be combed out early in the season. It is a clump-forming ornamental grass with a glaucous blue-gray foliage forming a dome-shaped, porcupine-like 15-20 cm wide tuft of arching leaves. 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