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Helictotrichon sempervirens

Common Name(s):
Blue oats grass
Category:
Groundcover
Comment:

Good drought tolerance

Height:
2 ft.
Hardiness:
4 to 8
Foliage:
1 ft. long, narrow leaves on arching stems taper to fine point, roll inward; few hairs
Flower:
6 in., one-sided drooping clusters of pale blue flowers on 4 ft. arching stem; seed pods ripen to medium brown
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to light shade; well-drained soil
Size:
2 ft.; spread of 3 ft.
Form:
Clump
Growth Rate:
Slow
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 293

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Helictotrichon sempervirens Close up of leaves
Photo by Drew Avery, CC BY - 2.0
Helictotrichon sempervirens Close up of Leaves
Photo by Drew Avery, CC BY - 2.0