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Botanical name: Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Other names: Blue fescue 'Elijah Blue', Festuca ovina glauca 'Elijah Blue', Festuca ovina glauca 'Elija-blue'
Variety or cultivar: 'Elijah Blue' _ 'Elijah Blue' forms small, but very stiking blue mounds of tufted, ornamental grass with blue-green flowers in summer, which fade to pale-brown in autumn.
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' is: Evergreen
Flower: Insignificant or absent, Blue-green in Summer; Insignificant or absent, Pale-brown in Autumn
Foliage: Blue in All seasons
Habit: Clump-forming, Compact
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Specific diseases: Rust
Propagation: Divide in spring every 2 or 3 years. Can also be grown from seed in a cold frame at a likewise time.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' (Blue fescue 'Elijah Blue') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.25m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: City, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Rock
Cultivation: Soil does not need any particular richness will grow well in poor or moderately fertile soil with full exposure to wind and sun as long as the site is well drained.
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|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
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|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
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I have 2 blue festucca growing in our north facing front garden. I would like to dig them up and put them into containers instead on our deck where they will be in full sun. Am I okay to do this now?
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