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Blue fescue 'Elijah's Blue'    

Festuca ovina glauca

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Elijah's Blue is a popular variety of Blue fescue, which belongs to the Fescue genus (Festuca ovina glauca 'Elijah's Blue'). Elijah's Blue is a variety of OP Blue fescue . Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Straw. Leaves appear approximately as a   Air Force blue and   Wild blue yonder colour.

This is a seed strain of plants which are particularly small and neat. Blue fescue is grown for its powdery blue foliage. Makes a good groundcover or edging plant, well behaved, tidy and low maintenance.

This variety is a Grass that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Elijah's Blue is known for its Clump-Forming habit and growing to a height of approximately 15.0 cm (5.85 inches). This variety tends to bloom in early summer.

France is believed to be where Elijah's Blue originates from.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Elijah's Blue have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Elijah's Blue

  • Partial Sun

  • Low

adaptable to many different conditions and needs little care.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Elijah's Blue is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Elijah's Blue are Zone 4 and Zone 9. Ensure your soil has a ph of between 6.1 and 7.8 as Elijah's Blue is a weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

Growing Elijah's Blue from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 9.75 inches (25.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.39 inches (1.0 cm).

Transplanting Elijah's Blue

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Elijah's Blue is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Elijah's Blue

Blue fescue Elijah's Blue Etymology

named after Elijah zlane, the street where the nursery that developed this strain was located.