FLOWER / GRASS, Northern Sea Oats

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Northern Sea Oats Chasmanthium latifolium

Seeds per pack ~ 20   (Packed for 2023) 

Northern sea oats, also known as inland oats or woodoats, is a native perennial grass that grows 3 to 4 feet tall and spreads slowly by means of slender rhizomes.  Native to a variety of habitats from Pennsylvania to Florida, and as far as west as central Texas, Northern Sea Oats grows in many conditions, including dry woodlands, coastal dunes, and along stream banks.

This elegant showy native displays late-season wheat-shaped seed heads that are so eye-catching., and bring visual interest to your garden. Similar to bamboo, the short leaves of Northern Sea Oats Grass grow along the stems. Flat, upright and arching; the bright green leaves grow into a mounded clump for welcome garden texture.

Northern Sea Oats looks best planted in mass and makes a stunning, tall ground cover beneath tall trees, including black walnuts. It provides habitat for the Northern Pearly Eye butterfly, skippers, and moths.