A very showy and attractive ornamental grass. Northern Sea Oats is a lovely woodland grass that is treasured for its showy, drooping flowers and slender, bamboo-like foliage which changes from green to copper in the fall. One of the few native grasses that grows well in shade a variety of soils with varying moisture levels. You can plant it in the border, shade garden, naturalized areas, along streams or on the edge of a water garden. Chasmanthium latifolium also grows well in large containers and shines in plant arrangements, both dried and fresh. Excellent both as a specimen plant and in masses. 2-4 ft tall. Perennial, Zones 5-9.
Other names: Indian Woodoats, Wild Oats Grass, North American Wild Oats, River oats, Woodland oats, Inland Sea oats, wild oat, northern sea oats, Spangle Grass, Sea Grass, ornamental grass