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Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Saphirsprudel' (Blue oat grass 'Saphirsprudel')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.8m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Saphirsprudel'

Other names

Blue oat grass 'Saphirsprudel'

Genus

Helictotrichon Helictotrichon

Variety or Cultivar

'Saphirsprudel' _ 'Saphirsprudel' is a clump-forming perennial grass with highly ornamental blue foliage and pale brown flower plumes in summer.


Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Saphirsprudel' is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Brown in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey, Blue-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Crown rot Crown rot

General care

Propagation

Divide in spring every 2 or 3 years. Can also be grown from seed in a cold frame at a likewise time.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Saphirsprudel' (Blue oat grass 'Saphirsprudel') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.8m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Rock

Cultivation

Soil does not need any particular richness will grow well in poor or moderately fertile soil with full exposure to wind and sun as long as the site is well drained.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Saphirsprudel'

Other names

Blue oat grass 'Saphirsprudel'

Genus

Helictotrichon Helictotrichon

Variety or Cultivar

'Saphirsprudel' _ 'Saphirsprudel' is a clump-forming perennial grass with highly ornamental blue foliage and pale brown flower plumes in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Brown in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey, Blue-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Crown rot

General care

Propagation

Divide in spring every 2 or 3 years. Can also be grown from seed in a cold frame at a likewise time.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Saphirsprudel' (Blue oat grass 'Saphirsprudel') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.8m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Rock

Cultivation

Soil does not need any particular richness will grow well in poor or moderately fertile soil with full exposure to wind and sun as long as the site is well drained.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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