Helictotrichon Sempervirens

 

Helictotrichon Sempervirens, Blue Oat Grass. An clump forming evergreen grass with grey-blue leaves radiating outwards from the centre to form a neat clump. Oat-like flowers are grey-blue at first, quickly turning straw-coloured. Plant as Specimen, Border, Container or Pot grass Max Height 1m. Max Spread 1m. Flowers May to July.

 

 

Plant in weak well drained soil. Full sun, Hardy. Cut back in the Spring.

 

General Ornamental Grass Planting care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.