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CHASMANTHIUM latifolium

Northern Sea Oats

Tolerant of poor soils, but prefers moist, fertile, well-drained soils. One of the more shade tolerant of the ornamental grasses. Self-seeds and may spread aggressively. Seed heads emerge green but turn purplish bronze by late summer. Bright green leaves turn coppery after frost and eventually brown by winter. Nice for dried flower arrangements. Leave foliage in place to add winter interest and help protect crowns from the cold.


Type
Grass (Native)
Size
2-5 feet
Light Requirement
Full Sun/Part Shade
Zone
3


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