Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 10cm

Spread: 10cm

Flower colour:
  • Blue
Foliage colour:
  • BlueGreen
  • Features: Dramatic foliage

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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