northern sea oats
Chasmanthium latifolium

Northern sea oats is native to the woodlands of the southeastern United States. Both the foliage and the flowers are beautiful through all the seasons.

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Northern sea oats. Reiman Gardens, Ames. 23 Sept 2003. Photo: Anna Gardner

Annual or perennial: perennial

Origin: native to S.E. United States

Height: 2-4'

Hardiness: zone 4

Habit: loose upright clumps

Moisture: rich moist soil

Propagation: division, seed

Light: shade to part sun

Flowering: June-October

Uses: specimen and larger plantings, fresh and dried flowers

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Northern sea oats. Reiman Gardens, Ames. 23 Sept 2003. Photo: Anna Gardner

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Northern sea oats. Reiman Gardens, Ames. 23 Sept 2003. Photo: Anna Gardner

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