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Blue oat grass


Helictotrichon sempervirens

Blue oat grass

Refined and elegant, blue oat grass adapts easily and fits equally well in formal or informal gardens. Its mound of grassy gray-blue leaves arches gracefully throughout the season. In fall, panicles of brownish spikelets reach for the sky well above the foliage.

Light:
Sun
Zones:
4-9
Plant Type:
Perennial
Plant Height:
4-5 feet tall
Plant Width:
1-2 feet wide
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders,Slopes,Groundcover
Special Features:
Attractive Foliage,Fall Color,Winter Interest,Cut Flowers,Dried Flowers,Attracts Birds,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Plant It With
Sedum

'Autumn Joy' sedum, with its fleshy clumps of rounded blue-green leaves topped with broccoli-like flower heads, benefits from the lightness and informality that blue oat grass brings.

Aster

The brilliant royal purple flowers of low-growing 'Purple Dome' aster are enhanced by the bluish grassy leaves of blue oat grass.

Dahlia

Every one of the myriad dahlia cultivars available would make a good companion for blue oat grass. They thrive in similar conditions

Goldenrod

With open panicles of golden-yellow flowers on 1-1/2-foot stems, 'Golden Fleece' goldenrod is an ideal complement for blue oat grass in sunny places.

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