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Festuca glauca 'Elijah's Blue'/'Elijah Blue' Fescue

Festuca glauca 'Elijah's Blue' / Festuca glauca 'Elijah's Blue'
Clumps of this ornamental grass growing in the Springfield, MO Botanical Garden
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Clumps of this ornamental grass growing in the Springfield, MO Botanical Garden

Close-up image of the silvery-blue foliage

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Scientific Name: Festuca glauca 'Elijah's Blue'
Common Name: 'Elijah Blue' Fescue
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Green, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: High
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Comments: This is an ornamental clump grass that performs best in well-drained soil. Foliage is generally evergreen except during exceptionally cold winters. Divide clumps every tow to three years since old clumps tend to die out from the centers. Cut back old, spent flowers in winter.