River Oats

Low wholesale prices on large quantity purchases of 100+ plants
$2.66
We offer a 1-year unconditional warranty.
Bloom Season
Summer,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Full Sun,
Usage
Drought Tolerant Plants, Ponds & Water Gardens,
Usage
Drought Tolerant Plants, Ponds & Water Gardens,
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Reviews (6)

  • 5
    River Oats

    Posted by Greta Vines on 27th Aug 2019

    These arrived in great shape and packaged nicely. I got them planted.. Can't wait to see what they look like in the spring.

  • 5
    River Oats

    Posted by Kellie Springer on 22nd Aug 2019

    simply amazing

  • 5
    River Oats

    Posted by Barron Easterly on 22nd Aug 2019

    These look great around my pond.

  • 5
    River Oats

    Posted by Edward Simms on 22nd Aug 2019

    these are a wonderful addition to my landscaping

  • 5
    River Oats

    Posted by Bobbie Sox on 21st Aug 2019

    Excellent border

  • 4
    My fish love it

    Posted by Tammy on 7th May 2016

    Every day I know where the fish are! Under this plant.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Ships Year Round

Description

River Oats - Chasmanthium latifolium For Sale Affordable, Grower Direct Prices Tennessee Wholesale Nursery

River Oats is a native grass to the southeastern United States and northeastern South America. It produces a beautiful seed heads in midsummer that are reminiscent of the sea oats you'd find at the beach. It's named for it's oat-like seed heads and its ability to prosper in river and stream banks.

This cool season grass, River Oats, grows in clumps, and the seed-heads are in panicles, much like oats. The seed-heads also change color throughout the season, from translucent green to rich brown in the summer and fall. However, if the River Oats grass turns yellow, that means that it lacks nutrients.

Buy Fast Growing River Oats

They are easy to maintain, in fact almost maintenance-free, except to keep them under control. Leaving foliage during the winter helps protect the crown from the cold. Once spring comes around, cut back to the ground. River Oats would make a great ornamental plant for your garden. This plant is also good for erosion control and bank stabilization.

In the wild, River Oats are often found growing in the woods along streams or rocky slopes. River Oats is very tolerant of poorer dry soils  -- but does mostly prefer moist fertile soil.

Affordable River Oats For Every Landscape 

                                   River Oats 

Known by many monikers, including Wild Oats, Upland Oats, Upland Sea Oats, Inland Sea Oats, Flathead Oats, and Indian Wood Oats, River Oats are a species of deciduous, a perennial grass native to North America. Found across the eastern United States from Pennsylvania south to Florida and west into Kansas, Texas, and parts of Mexico, River Oats thrive in moist, acidic soils comprised of sand, clay or loam, and may tolerate poorly drained soils. Preferring shady habitats, these plants can often found on the banks of streams or rivers, in low thickets or on sheltered slopes. 

 

 Sprouting blue-green basal leaves in late-winter or early spring. River Oats may grow from 2 to 4 feet in height, with leaves turning a bright light to medium green by May or June. Each stalk features 2-3 oat-like flower spikelets, the weight of which causes the lazy, drooping look that lends this plant its endearing character. These seedheads begin life a translucent green, maturing to attractive ivory before finally browning and dropping off the plant in late autumn. The plant will turn a bright yellow-brown if consistently exposed to sunlight, and will darken to a soft brown with winter weather. Maintain a neat appearance during the dormant winter months. The slacks should be cut down to the ball rosette in mid-winter, often used as a low-maintenance accent for shady lawns. River Oats are also invaluable additions to riverbanks, as their strong, net-like root system helps to prevent erosion.