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Mini Oat Grass (Poa)

Poa secunda ssp. juncifolia
SKU: HC017865
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Shipping begins the week of February 26th, 2024
Poa secunda v. juncifolia (Mini Oat Grass) is a Western native grass with blue-green foliage. Seeds emerge on stiff foliage and open up to create pale feathery fronds. In summer dry season, grass matures to a warm gold hue. A highly resilient and drought-resistant grass that serves as a host plant for many butterflies, its upright habit and seed textures are a beautiful addition to waterwise landscapes, including high elevations.
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Botanical Name
Poa secunda ssp. juncifolia
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Native, Attracts Birds, Winter Interest, Erosion Control
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
12-24" tall
Bloom Time


Poa secunda v. juncifolia (Mini Oat Grass) is a Blue Oat Grass lookalike, with similar growth pattern and blue-grey foliage, and is a great option for gardeners look for a similar look with a native plant alternative. This grass has many common names, including pine bluegrass, rush bluegrass, wild bluegrass, big bluegrass, and more. Commonly found in northern, southern, and central California, as well as North Dakota, New Mexico, and southern Canada, it tends to grow at elevations from 2600-10,000 feet. Indigenous Americans, including such as the Gosiute of Utah, have used Poa secunda for food. It is a host plant for many butterflies and moths. This grass is highly drought resistant and is a good choice for erosion control or revegetation and habitat restoration in dry areas.
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