Helictotrichon sempervirens

Blue Oat Grass

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Grasses / Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 2-3' x 2-3'

Natural Growth Habit: Clumping

Native To: Europe

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Summer

Special Features: Cold Hardy / Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant / Intermountain Conditions / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones: 1-24

A Bit More

Helictotrichon sempervirens, or Blue Oat Grass, forms clusters of graceful, pale-blue blades that grow 2-3’ tall and wide. Topped by ethereal, wheat-colored flower stalks in summer that sway in the breeze, this ornamental grass adds colorful relief to landscapes. Evergreen in warmer climates, this cool-season grass is semi-evergreen where winters are harsh. Blue Oat grass thrives in dry soil with good drainage and full sun, though it tolerates light shade. Deer resistant and tolerant of drought and seaside conditions, Helictotrichon sempervirens is a popular choice in landscapes and a recipient of the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.

A Bit More

Helictotrichon sempervirens, or Blue Oat Grass, forms clusters of graceful, pale-blue blades that grow 2-3’ tall and wide. Topped by ethereal, wheat-colored flower stalks in summer that sway in the breeze, this ornamental grass adds colorful relief to landscapes. Evergreen in warmer climates, this cool-season grass is semi-evergreen where winters are harsh. Blue Oat grass thrives in dry soil with good drainage and full sun, though it tolerates light shade. Deer resistant and tolerant of drought and seaside conditions, Helictotrichon sempervirens is a popular choice in landscapes and a recipient of the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.