Festuca Glauca Elijah Blue Grasses
Festuca Glauca Elijah Blue (Blue Fescue)
This wonderful and compact evergreen grass has striking silvery blue foliage forming a dense low clump from which the compact green-blue flower spikes emerge during June and July. As the flowers mature and age they change to a lovely straw colour giving interest and contrast with the foliage long after they are spent.
This is a versatile small grass that will go well with many other flowers and grasses at the front of beds and borders. They contrast well with blues and purples and being one of the few ‘good blue’ coloured grasses – they lend themselves well to more contemporary styles of gardening too. This is a great plant for rockeries and gravel gardens.
Very easy to grow, Festuca Glauca Elijah Blue will thrive in any well drained soil. Full sun gives the best foliage colour, while they grow perfectly well in partial shade, much of the blue colour is lost and the plants tend to be more dull and green.
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