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Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' is a compact ornamental grass bearing needle-like, silvery blue-green leaves. In summer short spikes of blue-green flowers appear, gradually fading to yellow-brown. With a compact, rounded habit it's perfect for growing in a gravel garden, at the front of a sunny border or even in a large pot.
For best results and to develop the most intense foliage colour, grow Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' in well-drained soil in full sun. Remove dead foliage in winter.
Cultivar: Elijah Blue
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Blue
Foliage colour: Blue-green
Feature: Dramatic foliage
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: September to May
Time to divide plants: March to May
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I have a couple of these on my roof garden which I planted in big pots at the height of TV gardening in the late 90s. I'd say it's more appropriate for a modern garden, and looks good in a less botanical context - metals, gravel and decking for example.
Have to say it's very forgiving of the less accomplished gardener (me). I generally thin it down a bit otherwise the internal bits of the clump of grass don't stay very fresh and blue.
I find that it divides easily and benefits the parent plant when it gets larger. T pull out, by hand, the centre grass when it looks brown which encourages new growth. An easy plant which does not appear to suffer in very hot or cold positions.
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