Elijah Icy Blue Fescue Grass
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Elijah Blue Fescue Grass - Icy Blue Ornamental Grass Adds Gorgeous Color to Any Landscape Easy-Growing
Elijah Blue Fescue Grass is a popular ornamental grass with unique turquoise-silvery-blue foliage that can add both texture and color to any landscape. This grass is a perennial and typically grows to be around 8-12 inches tall, making it an excellent choice for garden borders, rock gardens, or as a ground cover.
One of the most attractive features of this grass is its striking blue coloration, which is not often found in other grass varieties. The leaves of the Elijah Blue Fescue Grass are thin and wiry, giving it a delicate, wispy appearance.
This grass is relatively low-maintenance and easy to care for, making it a good choice for gardeners of all skill levels. It prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade, and it can grow in a variety of soil types as long as the soil is well-draining.
Overall, Elijah Blue Fescue Grass is a beautiful and versatile plant that can add visual interest to any landscape. Its unique coloration and delicate foliage make it a perfect choice for those looking to create a calming and serene outdoor space.
Free Shipping on Select orders, 100% satisfaction Guarantee. Most orders ship within 1-3 days from the day order is received, once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with tracking information. Approximate Height is measured from top of the pot.
Growing Zones: 4-10 outdoors
|Mature Height:||1 ft.|
|Mature Width:||1 ft.|
|Uses:||Borders, Rock Gardens, or as a Ground Cover.|
|Characteristics:||Year round interest, Cold and Heat tolerant|
|Soil Conditions:||Wide range of soils|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
Elijah Blue Fescue Grass is preferred by professional landscapers due its durability, easy care and low maintenance requirements.
- Elijah Blue Fescue Grass is an ornamental grass that adds texture and color to any landscape.
- Its blue-grey foliage is a unique feature not often found in other grass varieties.
- This grass is relatively low-maintenance, notably cold-hardy down to minus 30°F. making it suitable for gardeners of all skill levels.
- It prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade and can grow in a variety of soil types, as long as the soil is well-draining.
- Elijah Blue Fescue Grass is ideal for garden borders, rock gardens, or as a ground cover and can grow up to 8-12 inches tall.
Elijah Blue Fescue Grass, botanical name Festuca glauca Elijah Blue, is suited to USDA zones 4-11 and flourishes in full sun. It reaches a height and spread of about 12 in. at maturity. Unlike many other blue-tinted ornamental grasses, Elijah Blue Fescue Grass is notably tolerant of heat and humidity, making it a long-standing favorite of gardeners in lower states like California, Florida and Texas. Its fine texture and luminous blue color make it a powerful attraction, whether it's a focal point or planted as mass planting.
Planting and Care
PLANTING, ideal time for planting your ornamental grass is from early spring to early fall right before frost of winter arrives. select an area with FULL SUN, ornamental grasses are easily grown in a wide range of soils, including clay, alkaline and compacted soils, avoid wet soggy soils, once established grasses are highly adaptable and drought resistant. When planting dig a hole 6-12 inches wider than your new plant's root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level, this is very important, planting the plant deeper than the original top soil line may severely damage the tree. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply the mulch over the entire planting area.
WATER your ornamental grass twice a week during the first 2 months to establish a strong root system, Once your new ornamental grass is established, rainfall should suffice for your grass's watering needs, increase frequency during extremely hot days, you should always verify the top 2-3 inches of soil, if dry to the touch is time to water.
FERTILIZE your plants during spring before new growth begins. Applying a slow-release, 180 days duration, well balance fertilizer is probably the simplest solution and least expensive.
PRUNING Ornamental grasses can be cut back at anytime once the foliage turns brown, however under cool conditions early spring is a good time to trim, cut off about 2/3 of the upper section, most ornamental grasses will regrow fairly quick, providing new blooms by early summer, see more details on how to cut back.
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