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Chasmanthium latifolium

Northern Sea Oats

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Chasmanthium latifolium (Northern Sea Oats)

Upright clumps of green leaves turn copper in fall and brown in winter. Attractive flat seed heads are good in fresh or dried arrangements. Prefers light shade and damp soil. Can self-sow prolifically. Good ground cover in moist areas.

Additional Information:

24-36 Inches


24-30 Inches


USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum), Golden Ragwort (Packera aureus)

Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Hydrologic Designation


Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture


Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower
Dried Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map