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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
Hardiness Zone 5-8
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.