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Chasmanthium latifolium (16 of 21)

Chasmanthium latifolium
Gardener's Note: Although this is a native ornamental grass that tolerates a lot of shade, use caution as it seeds very quickly and aggressively.
Small to medium-sized clumping native ornamental grass; produces showy seeds that resemble clusters of oats
Warm-season grass; prune back after first frost; divide and fertilize in spring
Plant in any well-drained soil; drought tolerant once established
Plant in full sun to medium shade
Height: 24-36 inches Width: 18 inches
Hardy in zones (4) 5-9:
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; protect from salt; pull mulch back in spring; may be marginally hardy in this zone.
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; protect from salt; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to medium shade; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to medium shade; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to medium shade; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to medium shade; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.

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