Northern Sea Oats

Chasmanthium latifolium

SKU
02409
Attractive, bamboo-like foliage and dangling, flat flower spikes create a showy accent around water features. Foliage turns coppery in fall, brown in winter. Provides a haven and source of food for birds and wildlife. Takes wind and ocean salt spray. Thrives in moist sites, yet quite tolerant of dry conditions when grown in shade settings.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Keep soil moist, but not soggy.

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Botanical Pronunciationchas-MAN-thee-um lat-ee-FOH-lee-um
Average Size at MaturityFoliage clumps quickly reach 2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseMass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Wet Soils, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsSweetspire (Itea); Iris (Iris); Turtlehead (Chelone); Coneflower (Echinacea); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)

Grows easily in average to poor soils; thrives in enriched, moist soils. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Leave foliage through winter to protect the clump; hard prune before new growth emerges.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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