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Helicotrichon sempervirens (Blue Oat Grass)

The average plant height is 20 cm
The average plant height is 20 cm

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Ornamental Grasses
Height:35 cm
Spread:40 cm
Flowering time:Summer
Tolerances:Coastal, Extended dry periods, Hardy, Wind
Garden uses:Borders, Containers, Living areas, Paths & Steps, Ponds, Pool areas
Garden styles:Alpine, Architectural, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Japanese, Mediterranean, Modern
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Helicotrichon sempervirens (Blue Oat Grass) Details

Commonly known as Blue Oat Grass, this is a lovely and popular ornamental grass featuring distinct, blue foliage. It grows as a mound up to 35 cm tall and 40 cm wide producing slender leaves that have a graceful arch. Best performance with this plant is achieved when it is grown in full sun or partial shade on a well-drained site. It is tolerant of dry periods, cool climates, frost, and coastal environments. Blue Oat Grass is widely used by landscape designers due to its versatility and aesthetic appeal. It is commonly mass planted, included in borders and mixed plantings, used in alpine themed gardens, or planted to brighten a dull area.

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