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Chasmanthium latifolium

Northern Sea Oats

Main interest:
delicate, oat-like flowers that shimmer and rustle in the wind, extended season, similar aesthetic to dwarf bamboo
Soil & Exposure:
full sun or shade, moist well drained soil, drought resistant in shade
Growth type:
clumping
Flower:
green fading to bronze
Foliage:
mid-green, fading to yellow
USDA Hardiness:
zone 3: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 5 ft (1.5 m) width: 2 ft (0.6 m)

Native to the Northern United States Chasmanthium latifolium is extremely hardy. It is a a loosely tufted clumping grass with graceful drooping flower heads. The highly decorative oat-like green flower heads age to bronze by late summer. Flowers are visually delicate and shimmer and rustle in the wind. Lance-shaped foliage turns yellow-gold in winter. Ideal for containers and arrangements, borders and woodland settings. Partners beautifully with bamboo. Of interest from June through October. Chasmanthium latifolium is commonly called Northern sea oats, River oats, Indian woodoats or Inland sea oats.

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