Northern Sea Oats Grass River Mist

Northern Sea Oats Grass River Mist, Chasmanthium latifolium, Northern Sea Oats or Wild Oats

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This unique grass has showy, variegated foliage with dangling seed heads that are tinged with pink. River Mist is drought-tolerant and deer resistant, making it an easy-to-grow choice in most gardens. PP#20643 (Chasmanthium latisfolium)

Shipping Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 30-36" tall, 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to mid fall
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU 36ORN
Northern Sea Oats Grass River Mist is extremely hardy, easy-to-grow and deer resistant. The variegated foliage is offset by hanging seed pods that are slightly pink. Growing to be about 3 feet tall, this grass is perfect for offsetting your favorite blooms or planting on its own.
SKU 36ORN
Common Name Northern Sea Oats or Wild Oats
Botanical Name Chasmanthium latifolium
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 30-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to mid fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Variegated
Foliage Showy variegated spreading grass with dangling seed heads tinged with pink.
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Native
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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