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Chasmanthium latifolium

Also called Spangle Grass


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Chasmanthium latifolium - Northern Sea Oats

More About Chasmanthium latifolium

  • AKA Uniola latifolia
  • Loose upright clump of light green pendulous blades turn yellow in the fall
  • Seed stems produce delicate pendulous seeds in late summer, persisting into the winter
  • Dangling green flower spikes mature to a pinkish-bronze and can be used as cut or dried flowers
  • Bloom Time: August to September
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and continue when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

Zone:

5

Height:

75-90 cm

Spread:

30-60 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Northern Sea Oats Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in dappled shade, in moist conditions. Fruiting is better in full sun, leaves are darker in some shade. Sometimes our season is long enough to allow them to self-seed, thickening the clump. Seedlings are easily removed. Prune foliage in late winter.


Chasmanthium latifolium Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Spreading
Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

 Suitable Substitutions for Chasmanthium latifolium