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FESTUCA glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Commonly known as Blue fescue, Grey fescue

  • Evergreen
    Erect or arching smooth leaves 7-20cm (3-8in) long.
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Violet-flushed, blue-green flowers in early and midsummer
  • Height
    30cm (12in)
  • Spread
    25cm (10in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Rhizomatous, densely tufted perennial grass
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Ornamental grasses
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun

FESTUCA glauca 'Elijah Blue'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Divide and replant every 2 or 3 years to maintain colour
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Northern and southern temperate regions
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Shortly branched panicles to 10cm (4in) long
    Spikes
    Spikelets
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suits a mixed or herbaceous border
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Blue
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
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30cm (12in)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  25cm (10in)
 

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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