Grass, Elijah Blue Fescue

Festuca 'Elijah Blue'

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Details

Finely textured, clumping grass with powder blue blades or leaves. Blue Fescue will tolerate dryness, but not wetness or poorly drained sites. Can be used for erosion control, mass plantings, groundcover, or rock gardens.

Uses & Attributes

This grass has a unique blue color. It can tolerate drier conditions as well.
Care & Pruning
No pruning is needed except cutting back every spring.
Light Needs: Full Sun to Part-Sun
Size: 8" x 8"
Spacing: 8-10"
Water Use: Tolerates Being Dry
Growth Rate: Slow
Hardiness: -10 to -20 F

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Planting Info

1. Dig a hole 1.5 times as wide as the diameter of the rootball. Depth of the hole should be equal to depth of the rootball.

2. Set plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even or slightly above ground soil level.

3. Refill around the rootball with a mix of 1/2 existing garden soil and 1/2 Earl May Organic Planting Mix blended with Earl May Structure. Step down on soil to eliminate any large air pockets.

4. Build a soil ring the size of the rootball around the plant, to help hold in water.

5. Add a 1 inch layer of mulch around the plant, keeping mulch away from the trunk.

6. Water slowly with Earl May Plant Start mixture right away. Enjoy watching your new plant grow!


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