Blue Oat Grass
Water regularly, allowing soil to dry slightly between intervals.
|Botanical Pronunciation||hel-ik-toh-TREE-kon sem-per-VY-renz|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, allowing soil to dry slightly between intervals.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Foliage and Plumes|
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