FESTUCA glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Small
Sun
Blue
Reasonable soil
Multiple
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread: 25cm x 25cm

Despite its compact size 'Elijah Blue' delivers real impact in the garden with its intense silvery-blue needle-like foliage, packed into tight rounded cushions like the electric blue bristles of a shaving brush.  The foliage colour is most striking in spring and early summer, before delicate blue-green flowers develop, followed by brown seed heads. 

A gravel garden is perfect for showcasing this ornamental grass, especially planted in groups.  Its unusual colouring mixes brilliantly with purple foliage plus reddish-orange grasses such as Carex and Anemanthele lessoniana.  For an interesting contrast of rounded blue-grey forms, combine it with Euphorbia myrsinites.  To achieve vibrant colour it needs to grow in a free draining soil in full sun.  Comb through the grass in spring to remove faded seedheads and leaves.