I admit to a prejudice against growing ornamental grasses but when I saw this plant backlit by the sun earlier this year I was smitten. If you squeeze your eyes and look sideways the leaves look a bit like bamboo.
Most exciting thing? Inland sea oats like shade! Next most exciting thing? They can be aggressive. Blink. Pretty much perfect for my situation.
Wild oats can reach heights of up to 4 feet but none of the plants I’ve seen around here seem to get that tall; most are about 2 feet high.
When to sow: Any time apparently.
Special treatment: None as far as I know. Do the seeds need to be hulled? I needed to use tweezers to actually extract the seed. That was even less fun than it sounds since I was being attacked by billions and billions of mosquitoes at the same time. Fed up and fed upon I just roughed up the remaining seeds and decided to hope for the best. haha
Fresh or dried seed: I used dried seed heads.
Planting depth: I didn’t find any information on this so I planted some about 1/4 inch deep. The rest I sprinkled on top of the soil.
Preferred temperature for germination: I didn’t find any information on this.
Days to germination: I didn’t find any information on this.
Vegetative propagation: The root ball can be divided and transplanted with ease.