Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

Helictotrichon sempervirens (Blue Oat Grass )

Dense clumps of tall, narrow, spiky blue-grey blades resemble a larger version of Festuca glauca. Among the foliage are bluish brown flowers in arches of one-sided panicles that mature to a wheat shade in the fall. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
2-3 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture