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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)
  • 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 - densely tufted perennial grass.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
Ornamental Grass - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  25cm (10in)
 

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