Medium sized, dense clump-forming grasses, which produce rounded mounds of fine, silvery-blue foliage.
Family: Poaceae or Gramineae
Botanical Name: Helictotrichon
Common Names: Oat grass
Foliage: Deciduous or evergreen. Finely textured, needle-like foliage.
Flowers: Graceful arching stems bearing oat-like flower heads.
Flowering Period: Summer.
Soil: Well-drained soil (Chalk, clay, sand or loam). Alkaline or neutral pH.
Conditions: Best in full sun. Plant in a north, east, west or south facing aspect.
Habit: Tufted, clump forming.
Hardiness: Hardy in the UK.
Easy to grow. Thrives in sun or partial shade, in any well-drained garden soil, even poor soil. Excellent for use in low borders and rock gardens.
Remove dead foliage and flower stems in spring.
Can be affected by rust. Generally pest free
Propagate by seed or by division in spring.
Helictotrichon sempervirens (Blue Oat Grass) is an intense steel blue grass. Height and spread to 2ft.