|Festuca mairei is a densely tufted, evergreen, perennial grass with glossy, pale gray-green, flat leaves, reaching 24 to 36 inches long. In early summer it bears spikelets of gray-green flowers. They are often used in landscaping, where wonderful effects can be achieved with just ornamental grasses, or when skillfully mixed with other appropriate plants. A good species to use on a slope for erosion controll. Require good drainage and full sun.