Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Sapphire'

Sapphire' Blue Oat Grass

Evergreen Grass / Grass-Like, Perennial

Blue oat grass is a summer blooming evergreen grass with finely textured blue foliage. Easy to grow and drought tolerant. Combine with other sun-loving blooming perennials like coneflower, sedum and asters to add structure to super-easy, summer color planting combinations.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun, Filtered Sun

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low


Size: 18 - 30 tall x 18 - 30 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Mounding
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Blue, Silver / Gray

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream
Bloom Season: Feb, Summer

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Edging, Groundcover, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deer Resistant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Slug / Snail Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Clumping

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low, medium

Plant Combos