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Chasmanthium latifolium
  • Chasmanthium will thrives beneath black walnut trees
  • Northern Sea Oats have unique seed heads that dangle in a beautiful way
  • Chasmanthium is deer and drought proof and grows in a wide variety of soil
  • Chasmanthium seeds heads can be dried and use for floral arrangements
  • Dired seed head of Northern Sea Oats
  • Chasmanthium latifolium-Northern Sea Oats grows will grow in dry or moist soil

Chasmanthium latifolium

Trouble free Ornamental Grass for Sun-Part Shade
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ZONE 4,5,6,7,8,9
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  • Trouble Free Ornamental Grass for Sun or Shade
  • Northern Sea Oats thrives in a wide variety of soils
  • Attractive dangling seed heads that can be cut or dried
  • Thrives beneath Black Walnut Trees
  • Deer & Drought Proof Ground cover
  • Jumbo 1 Quart pot
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Chasmanthium latifolium Description

Chasmanthium or North Sea Oats is a native grass that thrives in a wide range of soils from dry to moist. Clump forming ornamental grass with arching green foliage that turn yellow in winter. Flat green flower heads dangle in the nicest of ways and gracefully age bronze by late summer.This trouble free grass grows well in some shade and tolerates black walnut trees. Flowers can be cut for fresh or dried flower arrangements.  Grows up to 3 feet tall x 3 feet wide.

We love the wispy disposition and nice full look it gives any garden.  Easy and trouble-free.

Features:  Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Heat Tolerant, Long Blooming, Moisture Tolerant, Multi-Seasonal Interest, Pest Resistant, Rabbit Resistant,

Quick Facts

  • Botanical Name:
    Chasmanthium latifolium /li>
  • Common Name:
    Northern Sea Oaks
  • Zone:,4,5,6,7,8,9
  • Sun Exposure:
    Sun-Part Shade
  • Delivery:
    See Schedule
  • Ship Form:
    1 Quart
  • Soil Type:
  • Soil Moisture:
    Average, Dry
  • Height x Width:
    2-3'x 2'
  • Flower Color:
  • Foliage Color:
  • Bloom Season:
  • Uses:
    Accent,Background, Border, Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening,Easy Care,Erosion Control or Embankment, Hedge, Massing,Naturalizing, Ornamental,Rain Garden, Slopes, Specimen, Waterside, Woodland
  • Cannot Ship to:
    AK,CAN, HI, PR
  • Patent #:'none

Ideas and How-to's



Soil: Average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions including poor, or clay soils.
Light: Full sun to part shade Tolerates high heat and humidity.
Water: Dry to medium -- Good drought resistance once established.
Spacing: 1.5 - 2.5 ft
Fertilizing: Little to none needed. If you feel you must feed due to very poor soil, apply only a light scattering of slow release fertilizer in the spring as new growth emerges.
Winterizing: Usually none needed. Some use a light mulch in late fall or early winter.
Maintenance & Pruning: Cut to the ground in early spring, before new growth emerges.