Festuca 'Elijah Blue' Blue Fescue Grass



Festuca ovina var. glauca 'Elijah Blue' has fine, bright blue grassy foliage. Also known as Blue Sheep Fescue, Festuca 'Elijah Blue' is a perennial cool season grass that forms attractive clumps of fine blades that are topped in summer by purple-tinged, green blooms. Festuca 'Elijah Blue' is most attractive in spring and fall, but will stay nice in summer with sufficient moisture and some afternoon shade. It may be grown in containers.

Festuca ovina var. glauca 'Elijah Blue' prefers sun to part shade and moist, well-drained soil. It does not tolerate heavy, wet soil. Divide this grass every 2-3 years for best performance.


  • Common Names: Blue Sheep Fescue
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist soil, requires good drainage.
  • Height at Maturity: 8-9
  • Width at Maturity: 12
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: Middle to late summer
  • Foliage Color: Blue-green

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions.
  • Other Features: Evergreen.

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