Scientific Name: Helictotrichon sempervirens Form: Vase
Common Name:blue oat grass Texture:Fine
Family Name:PoaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Poales (grass-like) Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Grass-like, Basal, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Spikelet, (Floriferous), (Panicle-like), Yellow, Jun- May
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Yellow, Brown, Sep- Oct, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Fall interest, Filler, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Small garden/space, Summer interest, Winter interest
Key ID Features:Large, dense tuft; leaves are flat to tightly rolled, mostly 20-30 cm long and 3-5 mm wide, evergreen; stems erect, grow up above tuft of grass bearing spikelets arranged in panicles up to 18 cm long with nodding tips.