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Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Saphirsprudel'

Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.

Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.

More About Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Saphirsprudel'

  • AKA Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Sapphire'
  • Semi-evergreen ball of spiky blue blades, brighter blue than the species
  • Rare blue seed heads turn tan in colour and persist through the winter
  • Bloom Time: Late spring
  • Flower Height: 100 cm
  • Foliage Height: 60 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

 

Zone:

4

Height:

60-100 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Blue

Blue Oat Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thrives in full sun or light shade in a well-drained soil. Remove dead foliage in the spring. Clumps need to be divided in the spring every 2-3 years to maintain vigour. 

'Sapphire' is purportedly one zone hardier, and more disease resistant, than the species.

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Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Saphirsprudel' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Rounded
Clumping

Foliage Color

Blue

Landscape uses

Foundation planting

 Suitable Substitutions for Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Saphirsprudel'