Blue Fescue (fess-tue: kah glaw' kah) Poaceae:
This attractive grass grows 6 to 10 inches tall. It has upright silver-blue foliage, which is wire-like. A good choice for both pots and the garden. Plants flower in early summer but the flowers are not very showy. Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' is easily grown in average, dry to medium soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade, but best foliage color is in full sun. Good drought tolerance and does well in poor soils. Does not like wet soils or hot humid weather.