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Elijah Blue Fescue Grass for Sale Online
Elijah Blue Fescue is a cool-season grass which means it grows during the cooler months in the spring and fall. It's powder blue color is easily blended into the landscape and provides a cooling effect when planted among brighter colored plants.
|Mature Height:||8 to 10 Inches|
|Mature Width:||12 inches|
|Classification:||Cool Season Ornamental Grass|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Foliage:||Powder Blue Color|
|Pruning Season:||Cut down to 6 inches in the late winter / early spring|
|Soil Condition:||Prefers average garden soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Drought tolerant, ground cover|
How to Care for Elijah Blue Fescue
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Elijah Blue Fescue plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Elijah Blue Fescue to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungi and pathogens that can cause root rot. We truly love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.
Warm Season vs. Cool Season Grasses:
Cool Season Grasses
Cool season grasses such as Elijah Blue Fescuewill start to grow early in the spring and may even remain semi-evergreen over the winter. Cool season grasses also seem to do better and have better foliage quality when temperatures are cool or if they are given sufficient water during drought periods. If they are not watered during drought, they tend to go dormant resulting in brown foliage. These grasses may require more frequent division to keep them healthy looking and vigorous. If not, they tend to die out in the center. For the ones that remain semi-evergreen, you should only cut off the brown or winter injured foliage in the spring.
Warm Season Grasses
Warm season grasses will do better during warmer times of the year and remain good looking even when temperatures are high and moisture is limited. Warm season grasses do not begin to show growth until the weather becomes stable and the soils warm. The previous seasons growth usually browns out in the fall requiring the cutting back of plants to about 4-6 inches in the spring. Warm season grasses usually do not require as frequent division as cool season grasses.