On Oct 30, 2015, KatrinaVanTassel from Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote: Inland Sea Oats - is what we call them here. The only plants that we ship are snowdrops and miniature hostas. To read about it, click here. Its name derives from its seed pods, which look like oats. Plants will reseed and â¦ What's really neat about this plant is that you can plant it in full sun or in shade, where it really brightens up the garden combining perfectly with hostas, heuchera, and ferns. If you are looking for a colorful, low care and drought... Use our interactive toolsto design your dream garden. To read about it, click. One of the more shade tolerant of the ornamental grasses. In northern parts of its range, inland sea oats is considered a moist site species. Tolerates ocean salt spray. This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. Nature does not dot the landscape with precious collectibles but “designs” with large sweeps of single types of plants, and that is what I have done in my woods To create a woodland like mine, all you do is plant at least five but preferably seven and ideally nine of the plants profiled below in beds amended with generous amounts of compost, mulch heavily with ground leaves, and stand back and wait. wide (30-45 cm), it enjoys, Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in spring or by division in early summer. The real attraction is the flowers seed head, which is a wide, flat construction whose texture resembles wheat heads. One of three shade-tolerant ornamental grasses I grow, Chasmanthium latifolium is an American native. What am I talking about? Virginia bluebells and Celandine poppy in my woodland. I wanted to recommend six plants, but when it came down to slimming the competition, I had to go with nine: seven spring-blooming and two fall-blooming. If you are within visiting distance and would like to receive catalogues and information about customer events, please send your full name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Northern sea oats will thrive in full sun but will also tolerate almost total shade. Your Native Woodland: If You Build It They Will Come, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, ME, Ferns for American Gardens by John Mickel, Snowdrops by Matt Bishop, Aaron Davis, & John Grimshaw, The Gardener's Guide to Growing Hellebores by Graham Rice and Elizabeth Strangman. It is noted for its distinctive, drooping seed heads, in late summer, which hang from slightly arching stems and flutter when caressed by the softest of breezes. Current catalogues are under Pages below. Excellent in dried flower arrangements. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas. To create additional collections, you must be a paid member of our site. Well you might have to plant a few first. Northern sea oats will grow in both full sun and partial shade making it a great candidate for anyone whose yard includes mature trees that shade different parts of the yard throughout the day. Many grasses demand full sun for strong, upright growth and good color, but this tough perennial grows best in partial shade. Northern sea oats decorative grass is a versatile plant that performs equally well in sun or shade. It prefers moist sites but will tolerate some drought. In nature, it grows in the woods, along streams or on rocky slopes, helping to stabilize the soil. Notes: Every word that appears in orange on my blog is a link that you can click for more information. 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