The name Sea Oats is more than just the name of our company.
It’s a passion in the community. Sea oats are protected at all costs as they are a vital part of our ecology here. They are responsible for the creation of the sand dunes that stand guard over our shores.
Dunes get larger by trapping more sand, which then grows more plants to anchor the sand. Sea oats stabilize existing sand dunes, and the dunes in turn provide a barrier from storm surges to ocean property.
For this reason sea oats are protected by local, state and federal laws to prevent people from taking some of them as souvenirs.
Just remember that removing these plants or interfering with the natural state of the dunes is against the law. Some nurseries supply sea oat plants to local, state and federal government agencies for dune restoration after hurricanes; the nurseries are allowed to sell them to the public as well.
To grow sea oats in the home garden requires only average water and soil in full to partial sun, but do not allow the ground to dry out completely between watering.
The plumes can reach a height of 4 to 6 feet. There are some other grasses quite similar and used as a substitute for sea oats in the home garden. These plants are known as northern sea oats, aka river oats, spangle grass, indian woodoats, broadleaf spike grass and inland sea oats.
Sea Oats hopes you can find time soon to visit us and the lovely beaches of Destin, FL. We have a variety of accommodations for families of all sizes. If you have any questions on rates and availability or are ready to make your vacation happen then please call us at 833-803-3320. We look forward to making you smile!