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Festuca mairei

For sale by Scampston Walled Garden

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2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Festuca mairei

Common names

Maire's fescue, Moroccan fescue, Atlas fescue, Fescue


Festuca mairei (Maire's fescue). This is a clump-forming grass it is native to Morocco, it will produce grey-green, rough-textured leaves about 60cm long and open panicles of spikelets on flowering stems about 1.2m high. They are suited well to dry soils but in extremely arid environments it will need regular watering. It is excellent for coastal gardens and will tolerate some drought, It will ideally thrives in moist, rich soil with full sun.

Interest and use

Ornamental, border, foliage, ground cover, erosion control, bog

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Festuca mairei | Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

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