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Chasmanthium latifolium

Common Name(s):
Northern sea oats, River oats, Wild oats
Categories:
Native Plants, Ornamental Grass
Comment:

Medium green leaves turn golden in fall; reseeds in moist gardens; spreads by rhizomes and seeds. This plant is highly resistant to deer grazing.

Light:
Sun or shade; grows well in dry shade
Height:
3-5 ft.
Zones:
5-9
Form:
Clump; upright to narrow arching- lax in shade; coarse texture
Soil:
Tolerates poor soil and heat; prefers rich, moist soil; moderate drought tolerance
Inflorescence:
Open panicles of flattened oats dangling from stem tips in summer; light green spikelets become red bronze in fall; salmon buff in winter; good for fresh or dry arrangements
Tags:
resistant, deer

NCCES plant id: 597

Chasmanthium latifolium Chasmanthium latifolium plant
Anne McCormack, CC BY-NC-2.0
Chasmanthium latifolium Chasmanthium latifolium seed head
Katja Schultz, CC BY - 2.0
Chasmanthium latifolium Chasmanthium latifolium plant in winter
Anne McCormack, CC BY-NC-2.0
Chasmanthium latifolium Chasmanthium latifolium fall seed head
Klasse im Garten, CC BY - 2.0