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Elijah Blue Fescue
Elijah Blue Fescue

Common name:Elijah Blue Fescue
Botanical name:Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

The 'Elijah Blue' is a lovely ground cover grass with silver blue foliage that quickly reaches 12" tall and wide. This evergreen grass has golden flowers that bloom in summer. However, 'Elijah Blue' is grown for its foliage. Plant in full sun in coastal areas; in warm inland areas, it should receive afternoon shade to prevent it from turning brown. It is drought tolerant once it's established. It prefers well draining soil.

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Designer: Richard Wise

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Knowledge Tips:

Passive rainwater harvesting relies on micro-topography to direct water towards depressions in the landscape where water will infiltrate the soil and benefit landscape plants.

WaterSmart Tips:

Check your sprinkler system frequently and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk or street.

Also check valves for leaks and to keep sprinkler heads in good shape.

WaterShed Smart Tips:

Livestock waste can add excess nutrients to runoff.

Manage animal waste by collecting and composting it.

Keep manure piles away from creeks and washes.