Friday, March 13, 2009

Chasmanthium latifolium 'River Mist'

Northern sea oats are carefree and easy to grow. I've been growing a couple "stands" in pots in sun and in semi-shade that have performed well many years without much care at all.

Northern sea oats look much like a short bamboo until late summer when they put on such a lovely show of beach-like promise that you are sure you are not in the jungle anymore but on a lovely beach somewhere. In fertile soil they will seed around a bit.

While they are very easy to grow and put on a lovely show in late summer-early fall, I have to admit the pots I do grow of them are more of a background to other plants than a showstopper. That's until I layed eyes on the showstopper John brought into the greenhouses this spring.

Chasmanthium latifolium 'River Mist' is a new variegated sea oats. I believe this one will not fade into the background but command attention where ever it grows.

1 comment:

dAwN said...

Oh......Grasses.......can you eat the oats?