Northern Sea Oats


Northern sea oats has tall upright stems much like a more well-known grass, bamboo.
Northern sea oats has tall upright stems much like a more well-known grass, bamboo.

Northern sea oats is a type of perennial grass. It prefers a partially shady garden spot and will tolerate most climates.

The bright green, pointed leaves of this 3-foot tall grass sprout from slender, upright stems in a way reminiscent of bamboo. Northern sea oats forms decorative clumps and bears attractive flattened seed heads from late summer through fall.

Northern Sea Oats Quick Facts:

Scientific Name: Chasmantheum latifolium

Common Name: Northern sea oats

Type of Plant: Perennial

Growing Zones for Northern Sea Oats: Hardy to zone 5

Growing Conditions for Northern Sea Oats: Partial shade

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