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Grass that grows to 4ft. Seeds used to make classic “oatmeal” breakfast porridge. Nourishes and restores the body from illness, nervous conditions, lowers blood sugar because of its fiber content. Strengthens blood vessels, due to silica content, preventing insulin damage. High in soluble fiber, so it lowers cholesterol. Good for reproductive organs. Vitamins A, B complex, C, E, G, K, calcium, chromium, cobalt, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, tin, and protease inhibitors. Antidepressant, nervine used for spasms, relaxing nerves, reducing inflammation, antioxidant, diuretic, endocrine glands, estrogen deficiency, strengthens bones and other tissues, stabilizes blood sugar levels, anti-viral, anti-tumor (protease inhibitors), antibacterial, lowers blood pressure, thyroid problems, drug withdrawal and hyperactivity, laxative, diuretic. Oatgrass feeds intestinal flora (probiotics). Good for skin problems. The seeds also contain a cancer fighting compound called, "b-sitosterol," a natural remedy to prevent tumor formation. Roasted oat grass seeds can be used as a coffee substitute with less caffeine. Oatmeal added to baths or made into poultices is a folk remedy for dry, itchy skin and eczema.
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Tall oat grass (and probably tall fescue) can be controlled through repeated active season mowing when the grass flowers and begins to set seed (Wilson and Clark 2001).
A low wall of painted HardiePanel provides a cool backdrop for shrublike white-flowering tea tree (Leptospermum laevigatum), while low-water blue fescue, blue oat grass, and blue and pink muhly grass replace the lawn.
I've got hardy ferns, blue oat grass, flowering rush, golden sedge and creeping jenny.
We added native grasses, blue oat grass, fountain grass, and Carex flagellifera 'Toffee Twist'.
Pink-flowered knotweed (Persicaria vacciniifolia) and two clumps of blue oat grass fill the concrete raised bed, while fluffy mounds of mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana') wrap the base.
USE Striking beside blue oat grass, or against a green or salmon-colored wall.
Then we chose four plants that combined well: a tall blue oat grass as an accent in the center, lower growers--mealycup sage (Salvia farinacea) and angelonia--to surround it, and aspiller (Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls') to soften the pot's edges.
Behind the geraniums are medium-height perennials, including alstroemeria, blue oat grass, and lavender.
'Garnet' penstemon, Pride of Madeira, and other flowering plants look like an extension of the courtyard, says Rebman, providing "still another really great view." Across the rest of the slope, bamboo, miscanthus, and blue oat grass add texture.
Plumes of purple fountain grass and blue oat grass add a note of wildness.
Because the garden would grow between a two-story house and a see-forever view, she chose large plants such as cardoon, big-leaved plants like canna, and, for textural contrast, grasses such as blue oat grass. Then she considered seasonal color, favoring a sunrise-to-sunset theme that blends reds, oranges, and purples (cannas, crocosmia, Persicaria 'Red Dragon', salvia, smoke tree, and coneflowers), as well as sea blues (catmint, Geranium 'Rozanne', lavender, Verbena bonariensis).