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Northern Sea Oats

Chasmanthium latifolium

Pronunciation: chas-MAN-thee-um lat-ee-FOH-lee-um
SKU #02409

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Description 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.
Light Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Foliage clumps quickly reach 2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features North American Native Selection, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Clumping
Flower Color Green
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Sweetspire (Itea); Iris (Iris); Turtlehead (Chelone); Coneflower (Echinacea); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)
Care 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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