- Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
- Mature Height 2 - 4 Feet Tall
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet Wide
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
Northern Sea oats are a lovely North American native grass that makes an unusual addition to ornamental grass plantings. The seed heads look like flattened, paper thin pine cones and take on a showy, bronzed hue for fall. Birds are attracted to the seedheads throughout the winter and the standing foliage provides needed shelter for wildlife. This grass is also tolerant of salty seaside conditions and windy sites.
Native grasses have a reputation for being tough as nails and Northern Sea Oats is no exception. This grass will help to fill in meadow plantings, blend in with a modern all grass scheme or act as a “thriller” element in a large seasonal mixed container. Very drought tolerant and extremely low maintenance, with almost no pests or diseases. Plants do not get any easier to grow than Northern Sea Oats.
Northern Sea Oats Care
Northern Sea Oats will tolerate any kind of light conditions from full sun to mostly shade. Dry and poor soils are no match for this tough working grass. The driest areas will need extra irrigation for the first one or two years until this plant becomes well established. Fertilizing is rarely needed for ornamental grasse or native plants. Pruning is not an issue for grasses.
Northern Sea Oats will need to be cleaned up just once a year. In the very late winter or early spring just as the very first signs of green new growth appear, it is the time to cut back the previous year’s foliage. Cut this down to about 6 inches from the ground. Some ornamental grasses can be tough to cut with hand pruners, but Northern Sea Oats is easy and doesn’t have the sharp edges of other grasses.
Northern Sea Oats Spacing
Northern Sea Oats are a more dainty variety of native grass and stay relatively small and compact. There is no need to worry about staking the branches one after a rainstorm. The mature height and width is 2-3 feet. Spacing plants at 2 foot on center will make for an impressive look that will not need dividing for 3-4 years.
Northern Sea Oats Grass Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)|
|Mature Height: 2 - 4 Feet Tall|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet Wide|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Winter Interest|
|Uses: Borders, Mass Planting, Wetland Areas & Ponds, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Brand: American Beauties Native Plants|
|Common Name: Northern Sea Oats Grass|
|Scientific Name: CHASMANTHIUM LATIFOLIUM|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.