Chasmanthium latifoliumRegular price $15.00 Save $-15.00
Chasmanthium latifolium also known wood-oats, inland sea oats amongst others names is a clump forming upright ornamental grass which is fabulous for cutting and using in fresh or dried floral arrangements and its seed heads are striking dried with their bronze plummy tonesIts seed heads are distinguished by flat drooping seed-heads which hang off slightly arching stems. The seed heads flutter in the softest of breezes.
This plant is easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil and is also tolerant of poor soil. Plants are happy in full sun to partial shade - Chasmanthium latifolium is one of the more shade tolerant of the ornamental grasses. Leaving foliage in place over winter will provide winter interest as well as protecting the crown particularly in colder climates. Cut back to the ground in early spring.
Plants will provide excellent contrast and texture almost year-round to the border or shaded garden, and look lovely in naturalised landscapes along streams or on the periphery of the water garden. Naturalise or use as specimens or accents. Please note this plant will set seed so cut off seed heads if you do not want it to self sow.
Fabulous for drying for floral work with the gorgeous reds and green tonings in the seed heads which you can see in my photo
Perennial | Winter dormant | Hardy
Plant Size | PB 2 | Equivalent 1.2 litres