Chasmanthium latifolium 'Northern Sea Oats'

Northern Sea Oats

Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Unique bamboo-like foliage
  • Drooping flowers whose seed heads turn from green to copper in fall
  • Tends to reseed; excellent choice for mass planting
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Tolerant of most conditions; sun-shade, and moist-dry soil.  Does best in moist soil and part shade.

Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft
Price Level 1: $6.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color:
Zone: 3-8
Price Level 2: 5 for $30~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Mass Planting
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Dried Flower/ Foliage
  • Container
  • Low Maintenance

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Full Shade
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright
  • Mounding

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Keep Well-Watered