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Helictotrichon sempervirens Saphirsprudel

Sapphire Blue Oat Grass

This zero-maintenance grass has show-stopping, steely-blue foliage fanning out to form a shapely, dense clump. Infrequent, blue seedheads will mature to a tan colour.

  • »  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

1gal
$21.88
  • Category:Grasses
  • Hardiness Zone:4
  • Height:60-100 cm
  • Spread:50-60 cm
  • Bloom Color: Blue
Featured
Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average to Dry Soils
Growth Rate
Medium
Critter
Deer Resistant
Attributes
Evergreen
Low Maintenance
Flowering Time
Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer
Habit
Clumping
Rounded
Foliage Color
Blue
Landscape uses
Foundation planting
Rock garden
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Saphirsprudel'

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.
 

 

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Saphirsprudel'

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.