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Festuca ‘Elijah Blue’
(Blue Fescue)

£18.00 £15.30

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July - September
50cm x 50cm
Sun
Easy Care
Fully Hardy
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Festuca ‘Elijah Blue’ is easily recognisable for its striking powder-blue foliage, a compact ornamental grass that adds a cool, soothing presence to any garden. Growing up to 50 cm tall, it forms dense clumps of fine-textured leaves, making it ideal for rock gardens, borders, and containers. In Summer, it produces delicate, buff-coloured flower spikes that compliment its blue foliage beautifully. Our nursery values it for its drought tolerance and ability to pair well with plants like Sedum, English Lavender, and Echinacea.

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Description

Festuca 'Elijah Blue' is a standout ornamental grass known for its striking blue-grey foliage that forms neat, compact mounds. This perennial grass grows to a height of about 30-50 cm, making it perfect for edging borders, rock gardens, or containers. During the Summer, 'Elijah Blue' produces delicate flower spikes that rise above the foliage, adding a subtle charm to its appearance. Its distinctive blue colour intensifies in full sun, creating a cool-toned contrast with surrounding partner plants. Our team values Festuca 'Elijah Blue' for its low-maintenance nature and drought tolerance once established. It thrives in well-drained soil and prefers full sun to partial shade. This grass is a versatile addition to both formal and informal garden settings, adding texture and colour year-round. With its resilient growth habit and attractive appearance, Festuca 'Elijah Blue' is a popular choice for gardeners seeking a plant that provides long lasting beauty and has minimal care requirements.

Planting Conditions

Festuca, or fescue grass, thrives in well-drained soil and full sun, though it can tolerate partial shade. Ideal for rock gardens, borders, or as ground cover, Festuca prefers slightly acidic to neutral pH levels. Plant it in areas with good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases. Space plants about 30 cm apart to allow for proper growth. Avoid overly rich soil, as it can lead to leggy growth. Festuca is drought-tolerant once established, making it a great choice for low-maintenance landscapes.

Watering & Feeding

Festuca requires moderate watering, especially during its establishment period. Once established, it is drought-tolerant and prefers the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Water deeply and infrequently to encourage deep root growth. Overwatering can lead to root rot and other fungal issues. Feeding is minimal; apply a balanced, slow-release fertiliser in early Spring to promote healthy growth. Avoid excessive fertilisation, as this can result in weak, leggy plants. Mulching can help retain soil moisture and regulate temperature around the roots.

General Care

Festuca is a low-maintenance plant that benefits from occasional pruning to maintain its shape and vigour. In early Spring, we advise trimming back any dead or damaged foliage to encourage new growth. If the plant becomes too dense, it can be divided every few years. Festuca is generally resistant to pests and diseases, though it can occasionally suffer from root rot if overwatered. Ensure good air circulation around the plants to prevent fungal issues. Regularly remove any debris around the base to deter pests and maintain overall plant health.