Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Northern Sea Oats

Northern Sea Oats or Chasmanthium latifolium is a unique and terrific clumping grass for the garden. It is most suited to sunny well drained soils but can also be found in shadier spots where it can accept somewhat drier conditions. What makes Northern Sea Oats particularly interesting is the two-dimensional sead heads that hang from the top of the plant at the end of summer and autumn. Turning a purple/red these combine shape and colour for spectacular effect.

This will be my last post with Greening OPSEU. I have had a terrific time with the OPSEU and hope that the gardens will be enjoyed for years to come as they mature and develop into an important local concentrator for pollinators and seed bank for local genetics.

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