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Chasmanthium latifolium - Northern Sea Oats

Chasmanthium latifolium

Northern Sea Oats

Northern Sea Oats has showy oat-like seedheads in August over green foliage. An excellent choice for planting under the light shade of tall trees and especially showy when planted in mass.  Great for dried grass arrangements.  Chasmanthium latifolium is a larval host to caterpillars of Northern Pearly Eye Butterfly and several species of Skippers.  In addition, birds and woodland animals love the seeds especially in winter. It seeds itself readily so site correctly or deadhead seed pods before they ripen.  

Height

36 Inches

Spread

36 Inches

Bloom Color

Ivory/Buff

USDA Hardiness Zone

5
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Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
158 Chasmanthium latifolium #1 (NATIVE)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Erosion Control
Native
Rain Garden Plants
Self-Seeding
Straight Species - Native
Winter Interest
Seedheads
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Sandy
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Food Source for Wildlife
Tolerance
Black Walnut Tolerant
Clay Soil Tolerant
Dry Shade Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Grass Season
Warm Season
Companion Plants to Chasmanthium latifolium
Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida
Black-Eyed Susan
Tufted Hairgrass Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'
Tufted Hairgrass
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa
Butterfly Weed
Similar Plants to Chasmanthium latifolium
Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Red Head'
Fountain Grass
Switchgrass Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'
Switchgrass
Switchgrass Panicum virgatum 'Cape Breeze'
Switchgrass