​River Oats

​River Oats

Posted by Tammy Sons on 3rd Apr 2018

River Oats

River Oats is a stunning ornamental grass which deserves to be grown mostly in the home gardens. Botanically, it is known as Chasmanthium latifolium. Many people know it because of the seed heads which are Oat-shaped and dangle from the arching stems. The seeds from the River Oats are the food of small mammals and birds.

River Oatsare fond of growing on stream banks and the rivers, where it helps in the stabilization of the bank. After dropping of the pedicels, the River Oats seed heads change color from green to brown throughout the season, and when summer approaches, the seed heads fall. River Oats is easily maintainable; it doesn’t require any excessive watering during high hot temperatures.

River Oats propagation is by plant division, rhizomes, and seed. Pruning of its seed heads before they fall helps in controlling its expansion, making it be confined in a given place like a pot. River Oats grow very fast and healthily and can be easily identifiable by looking at the spikelets and inflorescences. Additionally, the browsers and the grazers find the ornamental grass entirely edible.

Furthermore, people find River Oats to be useful in several areas of their life. First, it can be in use during the making of ornaments due to its ornamental qualities. Additionally, it is put under consideration to be in use in the control of the soil erosion. The grass shines when arranged between both fresh and dried plants showing its beautiful appearance. Also, it can be utilizable for decorations in the home farmyards.

Furthermore, in the areas that there is damage to grass caused by the sidewalks or roads, the River Oats can be planted in replacement. River Oats are very easy to grow. Furthermore, they are very persistent, even if planted on the pathways; you will find them less damaged unlike other forms of grasses.