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Festuca glauca - 'Elijah Blue'

Type Grass, Alpine, Evergreen, Ground cover
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Blue Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Festuca glauca Description

Forming compact blue mounds of needle like growth this dwarf fescue is well suited to front of border or rockery planting, where it provide AYR foliage colour and contrast.

Festuca glauca - Cultivation Notes

This hardy ornamental grass requires a sunny dry condition in a fertile well drained soil. Divide and replant clumps every 2-3 years /Clip back flower stems in late summer

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Festuca glauca:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Festuca glauca

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Festuca glauca:

  • Compact evergreen plant suitable for container planting
  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Ornamental grass for summer long foliage interest
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location
  • Ornamental grass ideal for drift planting in a sunny spot

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