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).
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height36" tall
Mature Spread36" wide
SizeNo
SKU52366

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).

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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.
More Information
SKU52366
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 Foliage
Yes
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
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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