Grass, Blue Fescue ‘Elijah Blue’


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‘Elijah Blue’ is a short-lived, low-growing, semi-evergreen, clump-forming ornamental grass noted for its glaucous, finely-textured, silver-blue foliage. Foliage forms a dome-shaped, porcupine-like tuft of erect to arching, needle-like blades radiating upward and outward to a height of 6-8″ (flower stems typically bring total clump height to 10-14″). Light green flowers with a purple tinge appear in terminal panicles atop stems rising above the foliage in late spring to early summer, but are not very showy. Flowers give way to buffy seed heads which some gardeners find attractive but others find detractive to both the symmetry of the plant and the foliage color. ‘Elijah Blue’ is one of the best of the blue fescues.

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Latin Name

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Plant Type

Ornamental Grass


Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil. Tolerant of drought and poor soils. Intolerant of wet, poorly-drained soils.

Light Requirements


Clump-forming habit.

Plant Height

8 inches

Plant Width

8 inches


Narrow, powdery blue foliage.


Wheat-colored, slender-stemmed spikes in late spring to early summer.


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