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Chasmanthium latifolium 'River Mist'
Common Name: Northern Sea Oats Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Chasmanthium latifolium 'River Mist'
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Handsome blades with dramatic green and white stripes stand out in any garden. This grass is upright in form until the flowers appear. Graceful, drooping blooms are replaced with clusters of sparkling white seed heads in late summer. Chasmanthium is a woodland, warm season grass. In fall the leaves turn to copper, then brown and, along with the clusters of flowers, persist through the winter for interest over a long season. Tolerant of some shade, coastal salt air and damp soils. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Rich woods, along streams and rivers, and in flood plains.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Wet  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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