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Blue Oat Grass

Helictotrichon sempervirens

Pronunciation: hel-ik-toh-TREE-kon sem-per-VY-renz
SKU #03997
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Graceful fountains of silver-blue blades form neat ornamental clumps that combine well with other grasses. Airy, beige to light brown, terminal panicles appear mid- to late summer. A reliable and attractive accent or specimen, perfect for rock gardens. May remain evergreen in mild winter regions.
Light Full sun
Watering Allow soil to dry slightly before watering.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Semi-Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Clumping
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Ground Cover
Design Ideas Blue Oat Grass is at home in desert gardens as well as in the traditional perennial border. Plant beside landscape boulders, in rock gardens or at the edges of natural pools. Particularly beautiful planted in masses and paired with blue-gray Mediterranean plants.
Flower Color Brown
Foliage Color Blue-green
Companion Plants Barberry (Berberis); Weigela (Weigela); Sedum (Sedum); Yucca (Yucca); Lavender (Lavandula); Ajuga (Ajuga)
CARE
Care Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, water regularly, but allow to dry out slightly between intervals for best foliage color. Drought tolerant in cool climates. Prune away old, faded foliage before new growth emerges in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.