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Chasmanthium latifolium

Northern sea oats (River oats)

Chasmanthium latifolium, Northern sea oats.  Despite its name, Northern sea oats, has nothing to do with the sea.  Chasmanthium latifolium grows well in a variety of soils with varying moisture levels. This 4' clumping warm season grass with boldly textured blue - green foliage is valued for its drooping green oat-like flower spikelets which turn bronze in the fall then lighten up into the winter. Northern sea oats is partially shade tolerant.

  • »  Drooping flat seed heads on arching stems catch light and wind
  • »  Slowly spread by rhizomes

Additional Information
Color Green
Detailed Description for Chasmanthium

Chasmanthium latifolium, Northern sea oats.  Despite its name, Northern sea oats, has nothing to do with the sea.  Chasmanthium latifolium grows well in a variety of soils with varying moisture levels. This 4' clumping warm season grass with boldly textured blue - green foliage is valued for its drooping green oat-like flower spikelets which turn bronze in the fall then lighten up into the winter. Northern sea oats is partially shade tolerant.