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propagating perennials: Chasmanthium latifolium-Northern Sea Oats
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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Chasmanthium latifolium-Northern Sea Oats

Propagating Chasmanthium or Northern Sea Oaks is done in the spring after cutting back the plant 6"-10" above the soil level before new growth starts then dig up the rhizomes that spread out from the parent plant. The dried plant has a special winter interest especially after a light snowfall or for indoor arrangements. It blooms June through October and the flower is tan in color and grows upwards of 3' in height. Northern Sea Oats naturally grows along stream beds so it prefers a moist soil in full sun but once established it will survive drought type weather in partial shade and is self seeding so it could become invasive if left unchecked. Deer resistant.

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