Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Blue Fescue

Poaceae

Height

10 - 30 cm

Flower colour

cream

Inflorence type

panicles

Flowering time

July

Foliage colour

grey-blue

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

limited experience

Plant range

garden variety, the species is native to Iceland and other sub-arctic regions of the northern hemisphere.

Festuca is a large genus of around 400 - 500 species in the grass family, Poaceae, with a global distribution. Many are low growing species with thin foliage, but the genus also contains tall species that can reach 2 m in height.  The inflorence is a tight panicle.   F. rubra is commonly used in gras mixtures for lawns and golf courses since it forms a fine, dense cover.  

Propagation:


Division in spring or fall.


Seed - sown in February - March.

Seed lightly covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination.

Forms a round, mound of thin, grey-blue foliage. Needs full sun and well drained soil.

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