We call this grass the mini-bamboo because of the appearance of its stems and leaves. The flower/seed heads in late summer are large and oat-like, hence the common name of Sea Oats. Chasmanthium Latifolium is also known as Spangle Grass, which is a simply wonderful name. Looks terrific in a tall pot. Sun or semi-shade. Moist but not wet soil. 2 feet plus. 2 litre pot.
Chasmanthium Latifolium is an excellent grass for the flower arranger because of its unusual dangly seedheads.
Leaves turn golden yellow in winter, after which you can cut it back. Pretty much trouble free.
In this short video Julia Stewart waxes lyrical about the qualities of Chasmanthium Latifolium or, as she calls it, Northern Sea Oats:
Chasmanthium Latifolium is a hardy perennial grass with mid green leaves and oat-like seedheads in summer suitable for sun or semi-shade and moist soil.
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