River Oats

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Color
Green,
Bloom Season
Spring,
Categories
Native Grasses
Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
grow-zone
Planting Zones 5-9
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun And Shade,
Usage
Drought Tolerant Plants, Ponds and Water Gardens, Border Plants,
Usage
Drought Tolerant Plants, Ponds and Water Gardens, Border Plants,
Usage
Drought Tolerant Plants, Ponds and Water Gardens, Border Plants,
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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

River Oats is an ornamental grass with a range of planting zones 3-9

 The bloom season for River Oats runs June through September. It is a beautiful transition during its blooming season. The coloration of the bamboo-like leaves turns a blue-green in spring and an intense deep green by May. They turn a bright yellow-gold in direct sunlight. It weathers the winter a light brown color. It turns gray and does appear relatively poor looking by February. That is the general timeframe to cut it back.

 Although River Oats dont flower, it is considered fruit bearer

 Categorized as a caryopsis, it is a dry, one-seeded fruit characterized as grass. It produces a sizeable oat-looking spikelet that hangs and droops off its tiny branches. These seed heads reseed aggressively. 

 Their height can range from 2 to 4 feet, but they can appear taller due to the branches growing out of the middle and the oat-like seedlings that hang above them.

 River oats grass grows best with a lot of moisture. It can be grown in sand, loams, and clay if the soils are kept moist. If planted in direct sunlight, make sure it receives more water. 

 It is best grown in partial shade. Again, if it is planted in direct sunlight, it will require more water. It has a low tolerance to direct sunlight unless it receives water regularly.

 River Oats is a perennial grass that is appealing and provides ground cover to help prevent erosion. It is low maintenance unless planted in direct sunlight. It is enjoyable to watch its seasonal color transitions and, when dried, makes for a filler addition to any arrangement.

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