Chasmanthium latifolium 'River Mist' - Variegated Northern Sea Oats
Chasmanthium latifolium 'River Mist' - Variegated Northern Sea Oats

Variegated Northern Sea Oats

Chasmanthium latifolium 'River Mist'

  • Loose upright clump of blade and seed stems
  • Narrow bamboo-like leaves are variegated in bright green and creamy-white
  • Stems produce delicate pendulous seeds in late summer, persisting into the winter
  • Oat-like flower heads will become pink then copper in colour in the fall
  • Use as cut or dried flowers
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to mid-fall
  • Grass Type: Warm Season



75-90 cm

30-60 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grows best in dappled shade, in moist conditions. Fruiting is better in full sun, leaves are darker in some shade. Sometimes our season is long enough to allow them to self-seed, thickening the clump. Seedlings are easily removed. Prune foliage in late winter.

Additional Notes about Variegated Northern Sea Oats:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.

This grass exhibits some warm-season and some cold-season characteristics.


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