Festuca ovina glauca 'Elijah Blue'
|One of the most widely planted of all ornamental grasses, they are valued for their low, mounding, finely textured clumps of sometimes vividly green, bluish or gray leaves. They offer many choices in size, texture and foliage color. Plants with silvery, blue-gray foliage, such as 'Elijah Blue' and 'Sea Urchin', make striking points of interest. Prefer full sun in cooler climates. All like well-drained soils, and some tolerate dry soil. Start by seed or division. Shear back after flowering to encourage new growth and to remove old, weathered foliage. Older clumps tend to die or rot out from the center. Every 2 to 3 years, divide and replant mature clumps.
An exotic, drought-tolerant ground cover, this cultivar is lower growing than the straight species. If centers die or cover is sparse, divide large clumps and replant.
Attributes - Festuca ovina glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Plant Type: Ground Cover
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer
Flower Color: Blue
Height: 4 in. to 10 in.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.
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