{"id":5655525294229,"title":"California Oatgrass (Danthonia californica)","handle":"danthonia-californica","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eA beautiful low-growing, deer-resistant perennial bunchgrass with blueish-green soft foliage. Grows in a wide range of conditions from shallow, well-drained soils to seasonally wet, clay meadows. Provides mostly evergreen cover, browning slightly during the hottest months of the year and coming back with the Fall rains.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"sfncontainer\"\u003e\n\u003cbutton class=\"accordion\" type=\"button\"\u003ePlant Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"single_plant_view\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ehabitat\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMeadows and rocky slopes\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003elight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFull sun to part shade\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003emoisture\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDry to moist\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eheight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e15 to 80 cm\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eflowering\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMay to July\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ehabit\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePerennial bunchgrass\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eadvantages\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDeer-resistant\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ecompanion plants\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCommon Camas, Great Camas, Nodding Onion, Woolly Sunflower, Field Chickweed, Roemer's Fescue, Junegrass, Long-stoloned Sedge, Prairie Woodrush, Western Rush, Graceful Cinquefoil\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cbutton class=\"accordion\" type=\"button\"\u003eSeed Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"single_plant_view\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeds\/packet\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeds\/gram\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e308\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeds\/square meter \u003ca title=\"How do I calculate how much seed I need?\" href=\"https:\/\/satinflowernurseries.ca\/a\/faq\"\u003e*?\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003esquare meters\/gram\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003egermination\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCold stratification is required. 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Grows in a wide range of conditions from shallow, well-drained soils to seasonally wet, clay meadows. 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California Oatgrass Danthonia californica

Description

A beautiful low-growing, deer-resistant perennial bunchgrass with blueish-green soft foliage. Grows in a wide range of conditions from shallow, well-drained soils to seasonally wet, clay meadows. Provides mostly evergreen cover, browning slightly during the hottest months of the year and coming back with the Fall rains.

 

habitat Meadows and rocky slopes
light Full sun to part shade
moisture Dry to moist
height 15 to 80 cm
flowering May to July
habit Perennial bunchgrass
advantages Deer-resistant
companion plants Common Camas, Great Camas, Nodding Onion, Woolly Sunflower, Field Chickweed, Roemer's Fescue, Junegrass, Long-stoloned Sedge, Prairie Woodrush, Western Rush, Graceful Cinquefoil
seeds/packet Details coming soon
seeds/gram 308
seeds/square meter *? Details coming soon
square meters/gram Details coming soon
germination Cold stratification is required. Sow in fall for spring germination.
seeding info Details coming soon
Size
$5.00
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