Festuca glauca Elijah Blue (Blue Fescue Grass)

Dense tufts of fine, bright silver-blue blades form a compact mound, with upright flower plumes of beige appearing in the summer. The leaves retain their colour all season. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early spring to mid-summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft spread
Heat tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture

Star-shaped chartreuse flowers in loose clusters on light green soft, velvety leaves that are partially folded. Toothed scalloped lobes are hairy and the leaves sparkle with the morning dew. Clumping.

Blooms in early spring-summer
6-12 in tall x 12-24 in spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Self-seeding; remove spent flowers to avoid spread

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(Prairie Pixies™ Collection) Daisy-like blooms of buttery yellow grow on short and stout, sturdy stems above deep green foliage. One of the few Echinacea that grow in a dwarf habit. Fast growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened seedheads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
1 ft tall x 1 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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This herbaceous perennial features upright spikes of broad, deep green leaves that bear densely packed violet blue flowers. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This graceful clump-forming warm season grass features narrow deep, rich red leaves, while showy burgundy bottlebrush flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
2.5-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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This mat-forming perennial features large leaves with a velvety, gray-green felted surface. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early fall
1 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Groundcover

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Dense tufts of fine, deep metallic blue blades form a compact mound, with upright flower plumes of beige appearing in the summer. The leaves retain their colour all season. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early spring to mid-summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft spread
Heat tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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Dense clumps of arching stems, with brilliant golden green-to-chartreuse leaves in cascading layers resemble dwarf bamboo. Hidden among the foliage are tiny delicate green flower heads. The foliage turns to an attractive golden tan shade as the weather cools. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Shade tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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