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Atlas fescue

Festuca mairei


The Atlas fescue is a clumping species with bright green foliage that grows into 24-30 in. dia. mounds. Inflorescences develop in late spring and persist into fall, Long and flexible leaf blades are flat, gradually taper to a soft point and turn wheat colored in late fall. Plants turn green again in spring.

It grows well in full sun, on well-drained soils and with regular water throughout the year. Like many other clumping grass species, Atlas fescue should be trimmed each year to make way for a new season of growth.

Plant Type: Grass
Foliage Character: Semi-deciduous
Habit: Symmetrical, Robust, Clumping
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Light green
Flower Color: Cream
Flower Season: Summer, Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, Cold hardy, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Slopes, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Small spaces, Parks and open space, Near pools and water features, Mass planting, Grouped, Foliage accent plant, Flowering accent plant, Container plant, Commercial spaces, Civic spaces, Borders, Banks
Height: 24 in. – 30 in.
Width: 24 in. – 30 in.

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