Chasmanthium latifolium - Plug Flats

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A very decorative and ornamental native woodland grass, Northern Sea Oats (Sometimes called River Oats) are striking when included in partly shaded woodland gardens where shafts of sunlight illuminate the interesting seed heads.  Northern sea oats make an excellent tall groundcover, growing 2 to 3 feet tall.  The seeds persist over the winter, providing a good food source for juncos and sparrows during the colder months when food is scarce.

Plant Northern Sea Oats 12 to 18 inches apart in moist soil - Some dryness is tolerated as long as the site is shady.  We have northern sea oats growing in full sun in a spot that stays moist throughout the year, though we have had some trouble with leaves bleaching in the heat of summer.

Our plug flats are an economical way to cover large areas - We currently grow Northern Sea Oats in 50-cell deep plug flats.

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Common Name: Northern Sea Oats (Plug Flats)
Botanical Name: Chasmanthium latifolium