Avena

 

An ornamental hardy evergreen perennial grass suited for planting in herbaceous and mixed borders

It has a tufted habit with arching blue-grey leaves and grows to a height and spread of around 300-500 mm (12"-18”)

150mm (6”) drooping oat like panicles appear on the 600-900mm (2ft-3ft) stems in June and July.

It is drought tolerant and will grow quite well poor quality soil.

Avena sempervivens

Cultivation


Circa Week 13:


Remove old growth to promote vigorous new growth.


Week 35 >>:


Remove the stems when flowers become faded.


Week 40:


Plant out at any time from now until April in an open, sunny position in any ordinary, well-drained garden soil.

Now is also a good time to divide and replant mature plants.


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