Perennial

Chasmanthium latifolium

Northern Sea Oats

  • Native
  • Tolerant plant
  • Wide, deep green grass blades
  • Upright yet flowing texture
  • Attracts birds
  • Winter interest
It's amazing how tolerant this grass is without giving up anything in the beauty department. New stems emerge from the soil each spring forming an upright clump with wide, deep green grass blades that curl downward at the end giving a pleasing upright yet flowing texture. Seed stalks rise above the foliage in the summer and flower in August, bearing unique wide, flattened seed heads that are outstanding ornamentally and cherished by colorful birds for late summer and fall feeding. Even this plant's coppery winter foliage color adds to the landscape while its tolerance of any conditions from dry and shaded to sunny and moist make it into one of the garden workhorses in the American Beauties landscape.
Native
Native
Full Sun
Full Sun
Full Shade
Full Shade
Dry Soil
Dry Soil
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

Characteristics and Attributes