This plant often looks best if the flowers are sheared off. This is a new selection of the native Idaho Fescue, notable for its enticing spruce-blue foliage. A great accent in rock gardens, excellent border grass. Fast growing, dense mounds 8 to 12 in. I like to think of blue fescue as modular — it looks great as a single specimen or massed in a field. It blooms in the late spring producing tall, straight tan flower spikes typical of Festuca grass. Skip to navigation Skip to content. Genus Festuca can be herbaceous or evergreen, rhizomatous grasses with linear, often strikingly coloured, leaves, and dense or lax panicles of brownish flowers in summer . Excellent for mass planting, edging, or in the rock garden. How To Grow Blue Fescue Ornamental Grass From Seeds: Blue Fescue seeds can be started either indoors in late winter or directly outside once frost danger has passed. Blue Fescue is a cool season, clump forming grass. An evergreen ornamental grass, "Elijah Blue" fescue (Festuca glauca "Elijah Blue") displays eye-catching, silvery blue colors year-round and showy, buff-colored blooms in midsummer. Elijah Blue Fescue is also a top choice for firescaping. It holds its colour year round, making it a stand out in the winter garden. The thin leaves are much longer than the more familiar Festuca glauca, giving 'Siskiyou Blue' a softer, more graceful look. in the rock garden among stones or boulders or even in rain gardens. They sprouted quickly and I repotted into 4" pots in the summer. Botanical name: Nassella tenuissima or Stipa tenuissima. The Boulder Blue Fescue is an outstanding ornamental grass, growing into a dome of fine leaves that radiate out from the crown. Family Poaceae . It’s perfect for growing in a rock garden, where it teams well with a wide variety of rock plants. Planting & Care for Blue Fescue Grass. Use the Beyond Blue is borders, garden beds, containers, or as a groundcover. This planter, an antique cream separator, makes good neighbors of (clockwise, from top middle) red cockscomb celosia, yellow pansies, blue fescue (Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'), orange 'Peter Pan Mix' zinnias, 'Pink Pewter' lamium, 'Deep Orange' pansies and rosemary. It grows best in zones 4 through 10 and can be planted in containers, rock gardens, and at the front of perennial beds. Blue fescue is relatively compact, forming a dense, rounded mound of blue-gray foliage. Elijah Blue Fescue Grass is one of the few plants boasting that unique turquoise/silvery-blue color that will grow just about anywhere in the United States. Because this is a clumping grass that will not get much larger with age, it should be planted densely (8 … For best results, comb through the plant in winter to remove last year's foliage. Blue Fescue is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. It's a hardy, low-tufted cool season grass with a powdery, silver-blue coloration. If planting in pots, purchase several peat pots from the nursery. Details 'Elijah Blue' forms small cushions of very fine, inrolled, intensely ice-blue leaves, becoming greener in winter. Soft powdery blue, spiky foliage that keeps its color all year round makes this grass a top pick. Purchase blue fescue seeds from your local nursery or garden center, and peat pots with adequate drainage holes in the bottom. Elijah Blue Fescue, a native of France is most notable for its stunning icy-blue foliage. There are several selections of Blue Fescue, all of them valued for their clumping habit, and display of colourful, grassy foliage. Preparation. Zone 4-9 There are several selections of Blue Fescue, all of them valued for their clumping habit and display of colourful, grassy foliage. Get it as soon as Wed, Dec 16. The plant forms a tuft of blue-green leaves with tan blossom spikes appearing in early summer. 99. Arrives before Christmas This plant will keep its strong color throughout the season without browning. 95. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, … In March we planted Elijah Blue Fescue along the border of a bed in front of our church along with double red knock-out roses, Stella D'Oro day lilies, Bird's Nest Spruce, Dwarf Norway Spruce (Little Gem), and Midget Arborvitae. 1. This is considered to be one of the hardiest, selected in northern Manitoba. Blue fescue will eventually die if water stays around it instead of being absorbed by the soil. These ornamental grasses are excellent for the front of the border, and the blue-green color complements colorful ornamentals. Blue Fescue (Festuca cinerea glauca Varna) - Create low-growing clumps with Blue Fescue seed. Install your plants ensuring that it is erect. For indoor sowing, use small peat pots or containers, fill with seed starting mix, and press 3 ornamental grass seeds into the soil. 2. In late spring and early summer, blonde seed heads appear on tall stems. Blue fescue in bloom. Blue fescue is a small, mounded grass growing 6 to 10 inches tall. $14.95 $ 14. In early summer, wheat-like seed heads are produced on tall, spikey stalks in great numbers. Planted the seeds in 6-8 peat pots and pretty much ignored them. Elijah Blue prefers full sun but will tolerate morning shade. 'Elijah Blue' Fescue Grass is one of the most popular, no fuss ornamental grasses. Tan spikes appear in early summer. Evergreen. Dying Elijah Blue Fescue. Low growing in tight mounds with fine silvery blue-green foliage, plant 'Elijah Blue' in borders, rock gardens, or as groundcover to create year-round visual interest in the garden. Elijah Blue Fescue Grass - Hardy - Festuca - Live Plalnt - Quart Pot. Division. Blue fescue grass belongs to the species of flowering. When in flower, it may be 15 to 18 inches tall. Becaus of the neat, mounded shape, these plants can be planted close together and used as a ground cover. 15-16" tall x 15" wide (division propagated). The container should have drain holes to allow excess water to drain. 4.1 out of 5 stars 40. The foliage can grow to 1 ft. Tawny brown flower spikes rise above the foliage in summer. This is considered to be one of the best blue selections, retaining its colour all season. Just wanted to share my experiences growing blue fescue from seed. We usually divide them in two to three years intervals to keep them growing. 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