Chasmanthium latifolium - River Oats


Chasmanthium latifolium is perhaps most distinguished by the flat, drooping seed heads which hang in terminal clusters. Seed heads will flutter when caressed by even the softest of breezes. Bright green leaves turn a coppery color after frost and eventually brown by winter. A very ornamental grass. 

Type: Ornamental grass
Family: Poaceae
Native Range: Eastern United States, northern Mexico
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 2.00 to 5.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 2.50 feet
Bloom Time: August to September
Bloom Description: Green
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Flower: Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried
Leaf: Good Fall
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Black Walnut