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Chasmanthium Latifolium

Chasmanthium Latifolium

A native grass that with interesting bamboo-like foliage and spiked chevron seed heads. The Northern Sea Oats can grow in almost any condition, but is a more appealing ground cover when given more moisture and more sun. In the fall, the geometric seed pods become a rusty red for year-round interest.

Growzone: 4-9

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The Chasmanthium Latifolium or also known as Northern Sea Oats produces pleasing green seed heads that appear in the middle of summer and are reminiscent of sea oats that can be found by a beach. The panicles drop under their weight and look stunning when covered by the sun. This resilient perennial can grow in just any situation, but when planted in sun it can grow more than 4 feet.

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Growing Chasmantium Latifolium Plants in the Landscape

This ornamental switch grass tolerates wide range of soils, but prefers moist, sandy or clay soils. Foliage emerges bluish-green but rapidly turns burgundy-red by late June. These panicles turn beige as the seeds mature in fall but the seed plumes persist well into winter. It will grow in part shade, but may lose its form and bend if planted in too much shade; full sun will bring out the red colors in the seed pods and maintain the narrow 3 foot tall stalk. panicum cultivars currently available in commerce. Chasmantium Latifolium is best if planted in groups, it is a perfect addition to perennial borders, meadows, wild gardens or naturalized areas. Native to north America this grass is a perfect addition to any garden for year-round interest!


Growing Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: 3 Feet
Mature Width: 2 to 3 Feet
Sunlight: Full Sun to part shade
Water Requirements: Average to wet
Selling Points: Erosion control, native, deer Resistant, drought Tolerant, salt Tolerant, fall interest
This Plants Growzone: 4-9 Chasmanthium Latifolium Hardiness Zone

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