Blue Oat Grass
Beautifully Rounded Blue Oat Grass
- Colorful Evergreen Foliage
- Deer and Drought Resistant
- Urban Tolerant
- Easy Care
- Wonderful Metallic Blue Color
Blue Oat Grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens) grows in neat, densely rounded clumps of metallic, silvery blue foliage. This reliable, attractive grass is often used in garden design and landscaping.
This is an eye-catching ornamental grass that remains vibrant all summer long. You'll adore the look of the foot-long tan blades tipped with blue/green blooms from May to August. These become golden oat-like seed heads that branch out in an arching shape.
The look they create is an airy, feathery, fountain-like appearance. What an elegant display in any type of setting!
Blue Oat Grass prefers fertile soils, but will tolerate less fertile conditions, as well as sandy or heavy-clay soil as long as it drains well. The more sun you can give it, the better the performance will be for you.
Blue Oat Grass requires minimal care, and it is both a forgiving and hardy grass. Give them the right conditions, and they should last for many years with minimal care.
Set your plants two feet apart (measing from the center of one to the center of the next) to form solid masses of foliage. Remember, if you want a head start on your design order the biggest plants you can from Nature Hills.
This is a wonderful accent in rock gardens and other plantings. Blue Oat Grass will give a lot of style, movement and reliable structure to your landscape.
It's an excellent choice for color and form. It combines well with other, larger grasses. Place these in front of other, larger grasses. They'll combine beautifully to make an easy-care visual impact.
Add drama and accent to your garden, and order Blue Oat Grass today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
About Plant Sentry™
Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.
This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Botanical Name||Helictotrichon sempervirens|
|Mature Height||12 - 18 inches|
|Mature Spread||20 - 24 inches|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Golden Wheat Color|