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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Elijah Blue Fescue (10 of 11)

Plant in full sun for best color
Plant in moist to dry, well-drained soil
Height: 8-12 inches Width: 8-12 inches
Hardy in zones 4-7(8):
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost to avoid winter heaving; avoid exposure to salt; may require extra protection if container grown.
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost to avoid winter heaving; avoid exposure to salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall.
Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; may lose bright color in hot weather.
Zone 8: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; may lose bright color in hot weather.

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