Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

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Buy Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' Elijah blue fescue: Wonderful electric blue foliage

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A compact, blue leaves ornamental grass, with needle-like, silvery blue-green leaves and short spikes of blue-green midsummer flowers, gradually fading to buff. Neat and rounded in shape, it looks great in a gravel garden, combined with the spires of blue and purple-flowering perennials, or with Mediterranean-style plants. To achieve the best foliage colour, these plants need lots of sun.

  • Garden care: Comb through the plant with your fingers in winter to remove dead foliage. Container-grown specimens should be watered well when they are establishing. Plants need replacing every few years as they become tatty-looking.

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Notes on Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

"I've seen this versatile grass used to great effect in containers, planted as a dwarf edging in a Mediterranean garden, or just dotted through a gravelled area and it always looks terrific, excellent for contemporary gardens"

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Beautiful grass.


We re-did a border. Took out some very old shrubs, made a gravel border and added some ornamental grasses.




I would buy this plant again.






Always reliable


I used them as edging to the lawn, gave a very neat but informal effect. Crocus is the only plant firm that has never disappointed


South east seaside


Pretty and hardy


Really lovely little grass plant that brings interest to a graveled area of my garden and in summer sprouts really attractive seed heads. Nothing seems to phase it.




Absolutely beautiful


On arrival the grass didn't look much to be honest and I wondered if it would become established. Ever the optimist I planted it in my gravel garden along with the other grasses I purchased from Crocus. Not much happened for the first month however by the end of August I had the most spectacular display of grasses which I was delighted with.




Very useful garden grass


Very useful evergreen grass, interesting blue colour.

don't have one


I would buy this plant again


Looks good in grasses display


North East


Makes a colourful impact


Bought several plants to edge a new raised border prior to selling house. Liked them so much will put them in new garden! New shoots popped up in no time. Very healthy and easy to look after.


North Wales


Fantastic little grass


Needed something to go at the front of a border, so i chose this. A favourite grass of mine and it looks wonderful planted with Carex Evergold. Added a handful of grit to the planting hole to aid drainage and this year has grown wonderfully.

The Exposed Gardener.



Great little plant


There is nothing not great about it colour change from blue to green quite lovely adds texture and interest to borders




4.8 15


Please can you tell me if this plant is attractive to birds, bees or butterflies. Thank you


Hello there I have heard that birds can use this grass for nesting material, but otherwise it is not known for being particularly wildlife friendly.

What low-growing evergreen would you suggest? Please help! Can you suggest a very low growing plant to cover a 1 metre long area alongside a lawn. It needs to be able to cope with fairly dry sunny conditions and be attractive all the time so nice leaves or similar.

Lesley Levy

We do have some plants that may be suitable for the area you have described. Below are a few of my suggestions, but you can find many more on our site using our plant search facility. Ajuga http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/results/?q=ajuga Festuca glauca Elijah Blue http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=1993&CategoryID= Calluna vulgaris Dark Star http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/heathers/calluna-vulgaris-dark-star/classid.464/ Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/mediterranean-plants/stachys-byzantina-silver-carpet/classid.3621/ Thymus pseudolanuginosus http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/herbs/prices-that-have-been-pruned/thymus-pseudolanuginosus-/classid.2000007112/ Bergenia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.bergenia/?s=bergenia


What can I plant in a Mediterranean style garden? I want give my garden a Mediterranean look but I do not know what to plant. Could you please help?


There are quite a few plants that we sell on the website which will give you a mediterranean feel to your garden - here are some of the best any of the Kniphofias http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=kniphofia any of the Euphorbias http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=euphorbia Yucca filamentosa http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=yucca+fil Stipa tenuissima http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=1000000022&CategoryID= any of the Eryngiums http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=eryngium any of the Sedum spectabile http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=sedum+spect any of the Bergenias http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=bergenia Erigeron http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=erigeron Brachyglottis compacta Sunshine http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4376&CategoryID= Convolvulus cneorum http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=940&CategoryID= Phlomis italica http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=phlomis Lavandula x intermedia Dutch Group http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4046&CategoryID= Festuca glauca http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=Festuca+glauc&x=12&y=10


Which grasses can I grow in my troughs? Which grasses can I grow in my troughs?

Kerry Dyus

Some grasses do very well in pots, provided they are kept well watered. Below is a list of ones that should be suitable. Hakonechloa macra http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/grasses/hakonechloa-macra-/classid.2000004400/ Festuca glauca Elijah Blue http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=1993&CategoryID=310 Luzula nivea http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/grasses/luzula-nivea-/classid.2002/,Uncinia rubra http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=2000002974&CategoryID=310


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