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Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Sapphire'
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Plant Type: Grasses

Blue Oat grass looks like a miniature water fountain, with its densely packed leaves gently spraying upward and arching back downward at the tips. 'Sapphire' is similar to H. sempervirens, but has brighter, steel blue leaves which tend to widen as they mature.

In early summer, small, tan seed heads appear on tall stems held well above the foliage. In mild climates, the foliage is evergreen; it is semi-evergreen in colder zones.

Blue Oat Grass adds a small, coarse element to rock gardens, coastal gardens, or dry hillsides. It is also great in containers.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

blue/brown

Foliage Color

blue green

Plant Spread

2'

Good Companions

Plant Height

2-3'

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-8

Soil Moisture

average and consistent water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

disease resistant

Bloom Time

June

Critter Resistance

Exposure

full sun

Growth Rate

medium

Seasonal Interests

summer/fall/winter