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Helictotrichon sempervirens
Common Name: Blue Oat Grass Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Helictotrichon sempervirens
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This superlative grass offers perfect clumps of dome-shaped intensely blue foliage that lasts all year providing great leaf texture and colour to the sunny border. In the summer elegant tan coloured flower spikes appear over the foliage. Also great as a specimen in pots or urns. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Heuchera "'Peach Flambe'"
Ophiopogon planiscapus "'Nigrescens'"
Heuchera "'Plum Pudding'"
Libertia peregrinans

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