Festuca mairei

Atlas Fescue
Plant Type

Grass, Groundcover



Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

2-3′ x 2-3′


Full Sun, partial Shade


Medium, Low Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Low Water Use

Container Sizes


Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

2-11, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


A long lived evergreen clumping grass that forms fountain like mounds to 18 to 24 inches tall and wide with yellowish gray-green foliage. Plant in full sun or part shade in a well-drained soil with occasional to regular irrigation – this plant is fairly drought tolerant when established but looks better with less brown tips with occasional water. Remains evergreen in warmer areas. No picky as to soil type. Rack in spring to thin out.  It is a great looking and dependable grass for slopes or for the natural meadow look. Excellent choice for a large area ground cover.

Height: 24- 36″

Spread: 24″”- 36″”

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