Festuca mairei

Mt. Atlas Fescue

 
Festuca mairei, Festuca mairei, Mt. Atlas Fescue

Moroccan Fescue is a large growing bunch grass that flowers in late spring with slender spikes of tawny brown flowers. Durable and long lived, this beauty is distinct and beautiful. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

Learn More…
Out of Stock

Sign up for our newsletter for updates on products.

Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 52366

Details

36" tall x 36" wide. (Division propagated). A stunning, cool season ornamental grass from the mountains of Morocco, Mt. Atlas Fescue grows as a large, mounding, green leaved plant. In cold climates, it will be your first big ornamental grass to bloom, pushing up a profusion of graceful slender flower spikes in late spring. A durable, long-lived species that is fully evergreen in mild winter climates. Our plants are propagated from divisions of a single original plant to minimize reseeding in mild climates like CA and OR. Most soil types including clay. Plant with tall Sedums and Russian Sage.
SKU 52366
Common Name Mt. Atlas Fescue
Botanical Name Festuca mairei
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 36" tall
Mature Spread 36" wide
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Evergreen
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

More Shipping Info

Reviewsby PowerReviews

Q & A

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

Find Your Planting Zone:

Enter your Zip Code to find your USDA Planting Zone

You are using an out-of-date browser. You will still be able to shop HighCountryGardens.com, but some functionality may not work unless you update to a modern browser. Update My Browser

×

Please wait...

Item added to your cart

has been added to your cart.