Festuca glauca Sea Urchin

Sea Urchin Blue Fescue

Sea Urchin is an aptly named dwarf selection of Blue Festuca Grass gray-blue foliage. Only 8 inches tall in flower, this bristly little grower is an ideal choice for edging and filling small spaces. A hard-to-find miniature ornamental grass.
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size8" tall 12" wide
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SKUHC016131

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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8" tall x 12" wide (division propagated). An easy-to-grow ornamental grass with a pleasing tufted shape, outstanding when used to border flower beds and walks. An improved variety of the common Blue Fescue, "Sea Urchin" is much more compact and has a brighter steel blue foliage. Shear off the seed heads after it finishes blooming in late summer. Divide the clumps in spring every few years to renew its vigor and help it keep its best color and shape.
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SKU
HC016131
Common Name
Sea Urchin Blue Fescue
Botanical Name
Festuca glauca Sea Urchin
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Height
12 inches
Mature Height
8" tall
Mature Spread
12" wide
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Plants for Small Spaces
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
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