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Chasmanthium latifolium /Inland Sea Oats

Chasmanthium latifolium  / Chasmanthium latifolium
Close-up of oat seeds
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Close-up of oat seeds

An excellent grass to help control erosion on coastal sand dunes

Heavy crop of seed heads

Oats growing on coastal sand dunes

Close-up of oat seeds

Sea oats growing near the Atlantic coast

A well established planting of sea oats

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Scientific Name: Chasmanthium latifolium
Common Name: Inland Sea Oats
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Green
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: The flat, drooping seed heads hang in clusters on thin pedicels from arching stems. A native plant well suited for the naturalized garden. A colony-forming grass. Tolerates shade well. Blooms in August with an open, drooping one-sided panicle of seeds up to eight inches long. Excellent for cutting. For ideal situations, provide a rich, fertile soil with a generous amount of organic matter. However, it will grow in drier sandy, infertile soils also.