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Inland Sea Oats – Chasmanthium Latifolium

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Inland Sea Oats, scientifically known as Chasmanthium Latifolium, is a graceful, native grass that adds beauty and charm to gardens, landscapes, and natural areas. This cool-season perennial is known for its unique seed heads and lush foliage, making it a delightful addition to your outdoor space.


Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of poor soils, but prefers moist, fertile soils. One of the more shade-tolerant of the ornamental grasses. Self-seeds and may spread aggressively. Leaving foliage in place over winter adds interest to the landscape and helps protect crowns from the cold. Cut back to the ground in early spring.



Typical Uses

Inland Sea Oats can be used in a variety of ways in your garden or landscape:

  • Naturalizing gardens and woodlands
  • Creating striking borders and edging
  • Adding texture and interest to container gardens
  • Providing wildlife habitat and forage for birds

Establishment and Care Instructions

Here are some tips for establishing and caring for Inland Sea Oats:

  • Planting: Choose a partially shaded to fully shaded location with well-draining soil. Inland Sea Oats thrive in moist conditions but can adapt to various soil types.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the growing season. Provide extra water during dry periods to ensure optimal growth.
  • Pruning: Trim back the foliage in late winter to make way for new growth. Remove dead or damaged leaves to maintain a tidy appearance.
  • Fertilizing: Inland Sea Oats typically don’t require much fertilization. A balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring can help promote healthy growth.
  • Propagation: You can divide established clumps in the early spring to create new plants or share with fellow gardeners.

Special Features

Inland Sea Oats offer several special features that make them a standout choice for your landscape:

  • Seed Heads: The unique, flattened seed heads resemble oats, adding visual interest and attracting birds to your garden.
  • Native Beauty: Chasmanthium Latifolium is native to North America and provides a sense of place and natural beauty to your outdoor space.
  • Low Maintenance: Once established, Inland Sea Oats require minimal care, making them a hassle-free addition to your garden.
  • Wildlife Friendly: The seeds provide a food source for birds, making it a wildlife-friendly choice for your garden.

Enhance the charm and character of your garden with the lovely Inland Sea Oats. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a beginner, this native grass is a versatile and easy-to-care-for plant that will bring natural beauty to your outdoor haven.



Soil Moisture

Well Drained

Light Requirement

Full Sun, Partial Shade






1 Gallon


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