Blue fescue

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Blue fescue - Festuca glauca  'Elijah Blue'

Common Name: Blue fescue
Genus: Festuca
Species: glauca
Cultivar: 'Elijah Blue'

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Good for a rock garden

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.25 m (25 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi Evergreen
Foliage Colour: Blue/Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

A compact blue leaved ornamental grass with needle-like, silvery blue-green leaves and short spikes of blue-green midsummer flowers gradually fading to buff. Neat and rounded in shape, it looks great in a gravel garden combined with the spires of blue and purple-flowering perennials or with Mediterranean-style plants.

  • Garden care: Comb through the plant with your fingers in winter to remove dead foliage. Container-grown specimens should be watered well when they are establishing.

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