Elijah Blue Fescue Grass

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If you're on the hunt for a versatile, compact cool-blue Ornamental Grass, then consider the colorful Elijah Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue') at NatureHills.com! Gardeners love Elijah Blue Fescue for its unique porcupine-like dome-shaped tufts and needle-like blades that add visual interest to their landscapes.

Colorful Elijah Blue Fescue bursts with light green flowers bearing a tinge of purple on their panicles from late spring through early summer. These flowers quickly give way to telltale buffy seed heads that resemble wheat, adding even more visual fun to the display.

With its bluish-gray foliage, the plumes appear overwhelming from June to July. A partial evergreen in the warmer of its favored growing zone range, this cool-season Ornamental grass is hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9 and is remarkably space-saving! Only growing 12 inches tall when in bloom and spreading to about 12-24 inches wide at maturity.

Planting and Application:

You can use Elijah Blue as groundcover for small areas, an edging plant for paths or borders, or as a beautiful accent in a rock garden! Combined with blue and purple flowers, such as Salvia and Veronica, it adds color and contrast to any perennial garden. Use it as an accent in a container garden to give your arrangement a bit of native appeal. The cool and calming color even lends itself nicely to Zen gardens and Moon Gardens!

The spindles of this ornamental grass are deer-resistant, which is an important consideration in areas where deer pose a problem to plant health. Elijah Blue Fescue is also a top choice for firescaping. Lower water usage once established, try groupings or rows of this hardy, salt-tolerant perennial Grass in the hell strip along roads, sidewalks, driveways, and pathways!

  • Blue Grey Foliage
  • Very Easy To Grow!
  • Compact Spiky Ball!
  • Fantastic Space-Saving Form & Color
  • Xeric & Firescaping Selection
  • Containers, Edging, Groundcover & En Masse, Specimen & Garden Accent

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Elijah Blue prefers full sun but will tolerate morning shade. Known throughout the gardening world as the best of the Blue Fescue grasses, Elijah Blue is fairly easy to grow, even in the absence of a green thumb. It is tolerant of drought and grows quickly. Once established, it requires only occasional watering under normal conditions, but looks even better with a drink during the hot summer months. One of the most durable and long-lived ornamentals, colorful Elijah Blue Fescue is also salt-tolerant, so it is a great option for use in coastal climates! Prune this cool-season grass in early spring to create a clean mound each year.

  • Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs
  • Adaptable to Almost Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Deer Seldom Bother It
  • Fire-Wise & Salt Tolerant Cool Season Grass

You'll love this top selection for any place in your sunny landscape! Order the cool, calm, and collected Elijah Blue Fescue Grass from NatureHills.com today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Elijah Blue Fescue Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple-Tinged
Foliage Color Blue-Grey
Fall Color Blue
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring