Northern Sea Oats - Key Growing Information

Panicle of 'Northern Sea Oats' (Chasmanthium latifolium), grown as an ornamental grass.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 70°F (21°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow 8-12 weeks before last frost date. Transplant into cell packs or 3-4" containers when seedlings have second or third set of leaves. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.

PLANT HEIGHT: 24-36".

PLANT SPACING: 12-18".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 5-9.

HARVEST: Fresh or Dried: Harvest when seed heads have matured but still show some green color. Seed heads might shatter if harvested after fully they have fully turned to a dark copper color.

USES: Excellent cut or dried flower. Accent plant for perennial beds, especially in shady or damp conditions. Mid-border in naturalistic or mixed grass plantings.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chasmanthium latifolium