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HELICTOTRICHON sempervirens

Commonly known as Blue oat grass

Densely tufted grey blue leaves, spikelets straw coloured and purple
Further Reading....

 

  • Evergreen - densely tufted grass forming a hemispherical mound. Leaves to 23cm (9in) long.
  • Cream
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Height - 1.4m (4½ft)
  • Spread - 60-70cm (24-28in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Ornamental grasses - produces glistening spikelets on stiff, upright stems.
  • Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - rust
  • Place of origin - southwestern and central Europe
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - open panicles to 18cm (7in) long
  • Spikes - spikelets
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Blue -
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Alkaline / Chalk loving -
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
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1.4m (4½ft)
Ornamental Grass - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60-70cm (24-28in)
 

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