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  • Mature height: 2 to 4 feet
  • Light: Full shade to part shade
  • Soil: Moist
  • Landscape uses:  Ornamental grass that does well in shady areas.  Can also be used to prevent soil erosion along streams. 
  • Deer resistance:  High

River oats

  • Pollinator value:  Medium. Attracts butterflies.

    A popular, low-maintenance shade grass with decorative seedheads.  Produces blue-green basal leaves in early spring, turning bright green by May, and ivory-colored seeds by mid-summer.  Changes to a soft brown for most of the winter.  Also does well in pots.