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Sea Oats Uniola paniculata

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
yoo-nee-OH-luh pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh
Description

Sea oats is a native ornamental grass that is often used to help with erosion problems along sea coasts.  Plant in the full sun and it will withstand drought conditions and dry soils once established.  

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Tags:
#drought tolerant#low maintenance#ornamental grass#erosion control#NC native#coastal areas#native ornamental grass#dried arrangements#FACU#dry soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#drought tolerant#low maintenance#ornamental grass#erosion control#NC native#coastal areas#native ornamental grass#dried arrangements#FACU#dry soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Uniola
    Species:
    paniculata
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southern U.S.A.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Dried
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    June-July brown spikelets appear on a curving cluster.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Native Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Erosion