Atlas Fescue

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SKU
10005076

With soft texture and flowing fountains of green foliage, the Atlas Fescue (Festuca mairei) is a xeric and beautiful garden addition for a smaller ornamental garden grass! Forming an explosion of soft fronds showering from the rosette base up and out, these rounded mounds add so much whimsy to the garden!

Shooting up lovely little flowers in June, these tan blooms wave above the fountain of fine-textured foliage. In warmer zones, this foliage can remain evergreen! The steady green year-round provides great texture! Even in cooler zones where these turn a lovely tan, looking magical when covered in frost and light snow.

Atlas Fescue is a hardy perennial cool-season grass that can reach a tidy mound of 2-3 feet in mature height and mature width. With a medium growth rate, you'll not have to wait long to see these green tufts of grassy foliage adorn your garden beds and borders.

Planting and Application:

Atlas looks lovely as a low hedge, border and edging plant, thriving in xeric locations and rock gardens, or even that hell-strip along roads, sidewalks and paths. Use along the front of a garden bed to ease the transition between lawn and garden, or in drifts to fill large areas with graceful ornamental texture.

Ideal as mass plantings to fill large areas both in home gardens and commercial locations. Fescue is fantastic erosion control on steep embankments and dangerous-to-mow hillsides. Create lovely groupings throughout garden beds and among perennials in cottage gardens, front landscaping and even in porch pots and patio planters.

  • Fountains of Grassy Fine Textured Foliage
  • Rounded Mounds
  • Tan Blooms in Summer
  • Beds & Borders, En Masse, Edges
  • Pots & Planters, Gardens & Erosion Control

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Thriving USDA hardiness zones 5-9, Fescue is a low moisture use grass once it is established and is fantastic in both full sun and partial shade. Loving well-drained soil of about any type, and provide a moderately fertile location. Clean the mound and prune back dead fronds in the early spring, before new growth appears.

  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Moderate Moisture to Establish
  • Low Moisture Needs After Establishment
  • Prune Cool-Season Grasses in Early Spring
  • Deer Resistant

Atlas Fescue is just what you need for a small fountain-like ornamental grass that lends gardens a tough, hardy & xeric addition! Order now at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Atlas Fescue Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Festuca mairei
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring