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Festuca mairei

Also called Atlas Fescue


More About Festuca mairei

  • Grass has an upright habit and forms an open, uniform, semi-evergreen bunch
  • Leaf blades are bluish-green
  • Narrow seed spikes are held above the foliage, emerging green, aging to tan in colour
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Flower Height: 90 cm
  • Foliage Height: 60 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

 

Zone:

5

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Green
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Maire's Fescue Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in full sun and a well-drained soil. Remove spent foliage in the spring.


Festuca mairei Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright
Vase-shape

Foliage Color

Blue
Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Festuca mairei