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Tall Fescue, Marathon (turf)
Mediterranean Tree Mallow
Striped Society Garlic
Semi-Trailing Yellow Gazania
Cape Honeysuckle
Lily of the Nile
Tall Fescue, Marathon (turf)

Common name:Tall Fescue, Marathon (turf)
Botanical name:Festuca arundinacea 'Marathon'

This grass is best when kept at about 2"-2.5" high, but it has a root depth of about 6'. It is a beautiful, dark green color all year and is used in a variety of locations.

Mediterranean Tree Mallow

Common name:Mediterranean Tree Mallow
Botanical name:Lavatera maritima

This large, shrubby perennial grows up to 6' and has profuse lavender pink flowers with maroon highlights. From the Mallow family, the flowers are produced year round and are especially showy in the fall.

Striped Society Garlic

Common name:Striped Society Garlic
Botanical name:Tulbaghia violacea 'Variegata'

The Striped Society Garlic is a garlic-scented perennial with green narrow leaves that have white margins to 1' tall. The flowers are lavender clusters on a 1'-2' stem that bloom in the spring and summer. This perennial is drought tolerant.

Semi-Trailing Yellow Gazania

Common name:Semi-Trailing Yellow Gazania
Botanical name:Gazania 'Mitsua Yellow'

This somewhat hardy perennial will grow 6"-12" high and produces wonderful, bright yellow flowers.

Cape Honeysuckle

Common name:Cape Honeysuckle
Botanical name:Tecoma capensis

The Cape Honeysuckle is an evergreen shrub that grows to 8' tall with pruning, or a vine that reaches 20' with support. The leaflets are shiny green, and the fall-winter flowers are orange and tubular shaped. This shrub can tolerate sun or part shade, heat, wind, and salt air. The Cape Honeysuckle is drought tolerant and attracts hummingbirds.

Lily of the Nile

Common name:Lily of the Nile
Botanical name:Agapanthus hybrids

This evergreen ground cover/shrub will grow about 3' tall and has large green leaves with blue flowers (there is a white variety and dwarf varieties) that bloom in spring and summer. It will grow in all soils but prefers loam soil.

Run-off from over watering.

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Privacy Shrub Border and Lawn Strip

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management:

Remove irrigation water and fertilizer from areas where you don't want weeds to grow.