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This is one of Roy Lancaster's favourite dwarf fescues. It is has low hummocks of vivid silvery-blue leaves and looks good all year round. The bright thread-like blue foliage is ideal for containers, especially terracotta pots, and associates well with heathers and dwarf bulbs.
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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