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Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' (Blue fescue 'Elijah Blue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.25m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Other names

Blue fescue 'Elijah Blue', Festuca ovina glauca 'Elijah Blue', Festuca ovina glauca 'Elija-blue'

Genus

Festuca Festuca

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

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Blue-green, Insignificant or absent in Summer; Insignificant or absent, Pale-brown in Autumn

Foliage

Blue in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Rust Rust

General care

Propagation

Divide in spring every 2 or 3 years. Can also be grown from seed in a cold frame at a likewise time.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

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.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Other names

Blue fescue 'Elijah Blue', Festuca ovina glauca 'Elijah Blue', Festuca ovina glauca 'Elija-blue'

Genus

Festuca Festuca

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.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Blue-green, Insignificant or absent in Summer; Insignificant or absent, Pale-brown in Autumn

Foliage

Blue in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Propagation

Divide in spring every 2 or 3 years. Can also be grown from seed in a cold frame at a likewise time.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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