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Festuca glauca 'Sea Urchin' (Seeigel)

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More About Festuca glauca Sea Urchin ('Seeigel')

  • Grass has a mounding habit and forms a dense, uniform, semi-evergreen tuft
  • Very narrow leaf blades are slightly glaucous-green
  • Narrow seed spikes emerge green and age to a tan colour
  • Bloom Time: Early to midsummer
  • Flower Height: 25 cm
  • Foliage Height: 15 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

 

Zone:

5

Height:

15-25 cm

Spread:

10-20 cm

Colour:

Green

Sea Urchin Fescue Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in full sun and a well-drained soil. Remove spent foliage in the spring. Clumps need to be divided every 2-3 years to maintain their appeal. 

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Festuca glauca Sea Urchin ('Seeigel') Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Dwarf
Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging