Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’

  • Botanical name: Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
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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.

How to grow Festuca 'Elijah Blue'

  • Plant size

    10cm height

    10cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

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Do not Divide in January

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Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Festuca 'Elijah Blue' and wildlife

Festuca 'Elijah Blue' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Festuca 'Elijah Blue' poisonous?

Festuca 'Elijah Blue' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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