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davenhaze

I'm a novice gardener. Love it as my hobby. Out for hours some days in the garden pottering away. Happy days 🌸

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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davenhaze

Help me identify this plant.....#plantid I know it's a grass and it's of blue in colour, anyone suggest a name please?? I'd very much like to learn how to look after this as my other one seems to have problems 🙄. Thanks. Dave 👍🏻

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justin

Looks like Festuca glauca to me more commonly called Elijah Blue

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davenhaze

Cheers @justin is there any special way of looking after this???? i.e trimming etc etc thanks for the help 👍🏻

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justin

They like full sun and good draining soil. Dead foliage can usually be combed out with fingers and older plants (2-4 years) can die back in the centre so best to dig up and divide making two plants and then you can separate the dead from good remaining foliage and replant with lots of good stuff to help growth.

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justin

I'd also advise cutting out the flower heads to keep it look compact, particularly as they look to have dropped 👍🏼

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davenhaze

Much appreciated @justin I'll get on with that later again thanks for the help@👍🏻👍🏻

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midnightgardener

I love Elijah Blue it's very attractive and I'm glad I've seen what Justin said. I'll be doing the same to mine it looks like one of the great Tina Turner's wigs!😄Thank you @Justin 😊

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