Blue Fescue 'Sea Urchin'

Festuca glauca 'Sea Urchin' | Also known as: Grey Fescue 'Sea Urchin' | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

Festuca glauca, or Blue Fescue, is a wonderful evergreen grass that sports sprays of blue-green leaves and blue-green purple flushed flowers during the summer months. A great choice for a city or cottage garden, and looks fabulous in an informal setting. You can also plant in containers or a rock garden, and it can cope with all that the British weather might throw at it. For those looking for an easy plant to grow, as well as one that requires little on-going care, then this is a great choice. For the best results, plant in a full sunlight position.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.25 - 0.35
Spread [m]
  • 0.35 - 0.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Green
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
Foliage in spring
  • Blue or grey-blue
Foliage in summer
  • Blue or grey-blue
Foliage in Autumn
  • Blue or grey-blue
Foliage in winter
  • Blue or grey-blue
Propagation methods
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-8
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -7
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Grasses, ferns & bamboo
  • Grasses
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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Festuca glauca, or Blue Fescue, is a wonderful evergreen grass that sports sprays of blue-green leaves and blue-green purple flushed flowers during the summer months. A great choice for a city or cottage garden, and looks fabulous in an informal setting. You can also plant in containers or a rock garden, and it can cope with all that the British weather might throw at it. For those looking for an easy plant to grow, as well as one that requires little on-going care, then this is a great choice. For the best results, plant in a full sunlight position.