Grown In The UK.
Festuca Elijah Blue
The 'Elijah Blue' is a wonderfully compact ornamental grass which forms a neat mound at a low level. The slender leaves are sharp to touch and are a wonderful glaucous blue colour. This perennial looks particularly striking when it is planted alongside a darker plant such as the 'Uncinia Rubra'. A great choice for a border or bed.
Festuca glauca Intense Blue
Intense Blue Festuca
Common Name: Intense Blue Festuca Latin Name: Festuca glauca 'Intense Blue' Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil Position: Full sun Flowering period/colour: Summer/ Blue flower spikes Hardiness: Hardy Eventual height/spread: 0.3m/ 0.2m Special features: Striking silvery blue leaves. The 'Intense Blue' injects an explosion of steely blue colour into any garden and it’s the perfect choice for planting in a pot on a sunny patio. The very fine leaves are highly ornamental and they form a wispy mound. In summer blue-green flower spikes add further interest and these age to a straw-like texture. As the name suggests, the colour is intense and therefore makes a fantastic accent plant for any of the darker grasses: we love it alongside the Carex testacea as the two plants have fine leaves, but with contrasting colours.
Blue Oat Grass
The Helictotrichon sempervirens, which is commonly known as the blue oat grass, is a wonderful ornamental grass that looks great in a gravel border. It features a fountain of blue-grey leaves which are evergreen and therefore hold their colour all year round. In summer, a further interest is added with the golden spikelets which appear in June-July.