Blue Avena Grass shines in the garden with its bright blue foliage and tall graceful late spring flowering spikes that age to tawny brown by mid-summer. It thrives in full, hot sun but should not be grown too dry in arid climates. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

Common Name

Blue Oat Grass

Botanical Name

Helictotrichon sempervirens


4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Light Requirements

Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade

Mature Height

48" tall

Mature Spread

24" wide

Ships As

Potted Plant

Soil Type

Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil

Soil Moisture

Drought Resistant / Waterwise

Amount Of Rain

10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)


Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Adds Texture

Ideal Region

Anywhere In The US

Planting Time

Spring / Summer, Fall

Neonicotinoid Free


Blue Oat Grass