PLANT BASE

Chasmanthium latifolium

Northern seaoats

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-8
2-5'
1-2.5'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Clumping, upright
Grass/Grass-Like
Perennial

Inland Sea Oats, Indian Wood Oats, Wild Oats, River Oats, Flathead Oats, Upland Oats, Upland Sea Oats

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
August-September
Violet/ pinkish
Fall texture and attractive seed heads
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam
Acidic, Average
Soil Preference
Moist, well-drained
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Woodlands, shaded slopes and thickets, stream banks, floodplains
Eastern US from Pennsylvania to Florida, West to Iowa, Kansas, and Arizona
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Wet soil, Heavy shade
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Wet soil, Heavy shade
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Black eyed susan,Butterfly weed,Purple cone flower,Zig-zag goldenrod,Little bluestem
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES

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