Inland Sea Oats
Inland Sea Oats derives its name from the resemblance of the fruit structure to the classic coastal grass, Sea Oats (Uniola paniculata). These handsome nodding panicles of flattened seed pods along with the dense clump of foliage are the primary ornamental assets. Plants grow equally well in sun or shade and make a useful groundcover for naturalizing.
Plant Habit or Use:
Perennial, groundcover, grasses
sun, partial sun, shade
Flattened seed spikelets in nodding panicles; green turning tan then brown.
Brown flattened spikelets.
1 ft to 2 ft in droughty sites, to 3 ft with favorable conditions.
1 ft to 3 ft; seeding to form a colony.
Explanation of the Earth–Kind® Index breakdown
- Heat Tolerance: Non-Defined Heat Tolerance
- Water Requirements: Non-Defined Water Use
- Soil Requirements: Non-Defined Soil Requirements
- Pest Tolerance: Non-Defined Pest Resistance
- Fertility Requirements: Non-Defined Fertility Requirements
USDA Hardiness Zones:
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
Click image for enlarged map of USDA Hardiness Zones
Region A - Panhandle and High Plains• Region B - North and Central Texas• Region C - Northeast and East Texas• Region D - West Texas• Region E - Upper Rio Grande• Region F - Hill Country and Central Coast• Region G - Southeast Texas• Region H - Rio Grande Valley
Effectiveness in winter varies with weather conditions. Plants should be pruned to the ground prior to regrowth in the spring to maintain tidy plants.