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Helictotrichon sempervirens
Helictotrichon sempervirens

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Zones 1-12, 14-24, 30-41
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Regular Water
Moderate

Helictotrichon sempervirens

Blue Oat Grass
Poaceae (Gramineae)
Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants

Native to the western Mediterranean region. Bright blue-gray, narrow leaves in a fountainlike clump to 2–3 ft. high and wide; resembles a giant clump of blue fescue (Festuca glauca) but is more graceful. In spring, stems to 2 ft. or taller rise above foliage, bearing wispy, straw-colored flower clusters. Grows best in rich, well-drained soil. Attractive in borders or with boulders in rock garden.

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