Common Name: Blue oat grass
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist
Time to plant seeds: March to May
Time to divide plants: May to May
A striking architectural steely-blue evergreen grass, which makes a spiky sphere. In early summer this is tipped by an upright spray of grey flower heads, which in a large specimen can be up to three feet high. A fairly drought-tolerant plant once established, it looks brilliant in a gravel garden or dry border, and associates especially well with deep purple foliage such as that of Sedum telephium 'Munstead Red'. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
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