Wild Oats

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Planting Zones 4-10
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Under 10 Feet
Native Grasses
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Wild Oats Description

Wild Oats is a perennial plant that grows between 2 and 4 feet.

Wild oats is a clump-forming plant that bears oat-like flower spikelets large and drooping from slender, arching branches. The blue-green leaves will change to a bright yellowish gold color in sunnier areas.

 These plants are a popular choice in shady grass areas as they are low-maintenance plants and are known for their large seed heads.

They start as small blue-green leaves beginning in early spring. The wild Oats' plates will be a vibrant green with see-through seed heads and be 2 feet tall by May. The seed heads will then be ivory by mid-summer before turning brown by fall, where they will start to fall off.

Wild Oats will pass through the winter as a soft brown, but it will become gray by February and look a bit worn down.

That is the time to cut the plants to the basal rosette. The plants can grow quite aggressively in just a few years, especially in moist loamy soils. These plants grow in such thickness that they have been used to help prevent soil erosion along stream beds.

 Wild Oats plants are often used in potting arrangements, and the seed stalks are used in dried floral arrangements. They also attract butterflies and host the larvae of the Bells Road Skipper butterfly, Pepper and Salt Skipper butterfly, and the Bronzed Roadside Skipper butterfly. The Wild Oats plants are highly deer resistant but provide grazing for small mammals and several birds.

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Hardy Planting Zone: 3 to 9

 Bloom Season: June, July, August, and September

 Bloom Color: Green

 Height at Maturity: 2 to 4 feet

 Soil Type Preferred: Moist sands, loams, and clay

 Sun or Shade: part shade, shade

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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.

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