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Blue Fescue | Festuca Glauca 'Elijah Blue' - 20-25cm, 3lt

Blue Fescue | Festuca Glauca 'Elijah Blue' - 20-25cm, 3lt

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Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' is a dwarf, low-growing, clumping, ornamental, semi-evergreen grass with beautiful, icy-blue foliage that forms dome-shaped tufts of sliky-looking leaves. The panicles of light green flowers, that turn light tan as they mature, rise above the foliage in spring and summer and are followed by seed heads. Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' grows best in poor, moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun. It doesn’t like wet, waterlogged soils. It is semi-evergreen, retains colour in mild winters but becomes brown in harsh winters. It is short-lived and needs frequent division. Once established, it is drought tolerant. Low maintenance plant. Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' is one of the best Blue fescuses, very ornamental, with a superb colour. Great as a ground cover, for beds and borders, edging, and growing in containers. Perfect for informal, cottage, urban, rock, and Mediterranean gardens.
  • Common Name

    Blue Fescue 'Elijah Blue'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen grass

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    light green flowers, light tan as they mature

  • Foliage

    icy-blue foliage that forms dome-shaped tufts of needle-like leaves

  • Maturation period

    2–5 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


West–facing or East–facing or South–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period


summer, autumn


all year



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