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New/Featured for 2021

Full Sun
Full Sun

Partial Shade
Partial Shade

Shade Lover
Full Shade

Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

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Picture Available

Drawing Available
Drawing Available

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Wood Oats

Chasmanthium latifolium
Chasmanthium latifolium

Chasmanthium

<i>Chasmanthium latifolium</i> <i>Chasmanthium latifolium</i>

A versatile performer, clump-forming Wood Oats calls the American Southeast its home. Whether surging upright in a sunny spot, or growing more relaxed in a shadier location, the bamboo-like rich green foliage makes a pendulous foil for its prized flowers. Bearing a resemblance to oats, pale green spikelets dangle on slender arching stems. As autumn arrives, the showy inflorescences turn a reddish bronze, while broad blades are set aglow with a vibrant gold. Paling to light salmon, the flowers stay intact through winter and are lovely when frosted with snow. Sultry and verdant, this warm season grower brings captivating detail to the border or an arrangement, handles salt spray, and even endures dry soil in dappled shade.

Blooms July–August

Size: 3' 0" – 4' 0" high x 2-1/2' wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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