Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Sapphire'

Blue Oat Grass

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Clump forming, cool season grass with pewter-blue foliage. Wonderful in masses or as a speciman. Dense foliage with a bristly dome habit. In the summer months, beige seed heads add an additional interest to this vivid grass. Holds up well in the hot summer months.

Height

12-18 Inches

Spread

15-18 Inches

Color

Yellow/Gold/Bronze

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Remove spent foliage in the spring.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Cheddar Pinks (Dianthus ), Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina), Bluemist Shrub (Caryopteris clandonensis), Helen's Flower (Helenium ), Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia), Stonecrop (Sedum ), Creeping Thyme (Thymus praecox), Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum), Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum ), Fall Aster (Aster ), Ornamental Pepper (Capsicum annuum), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Catmint (Nepeta )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Containers
Ground Cover
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Blue-Gray
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
Well-drained
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