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Festuca mairei (Atlas fescue)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Festuca mairei

Other names

Atlas fescue

Genus

Festuca Festuca

Species

F. mairei - F. mairei is an architectural grass with arching, grey-green foliage and in early summer produces golden, airy flower panicles.


Festuca mairei is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming

Flower

Pale-brown in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Rust Rust

General care

Pruning

A gentle raking in the Spring combs out old foliage.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Festuca mairei (Atlas fescue) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Festuca mairei

Other names

Atlas fescue

Genus

Festuca Festuca

Species

F. mairei - F. mairei is an architectural grass with arching, grey-green foliage and in early summer produces golden, airy flower panicles.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Pale-brown in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Pruning

A gentle raking in the Spring combs out old foliage.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Festuca mairei (Atlas fescue) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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