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Chasmanthium Latifolium

Botanical Name:

Chasmanthium latifolium

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
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3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Moist sands, loams, and clays. Poorly drained okay.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Plant Type

Ornamental Grasses, Native Plant, Ornamental Grasses and Sedges, Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; knotty. Culms 100-150 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 9-20 cm long; 10-20 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins., Grass/Grass-like

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

3-6 ft.

Flower

The inflorescence is an open panicle with branches nodding or drooping. It is initially green, turning brown at maturity. The individual spikelets are up to 1-1/2 inches long and over 1/2 inch wide, with typically 6 to 17 florets. Flowers bloom from June to October., Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy. Anthers 1; 4 mm long; yellow.

Fruit

Seed heads are green to tan then purplish bronze from July to November., Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ovoid; laterally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long., Tan

Benefits
Ornamental

An attractive, dense-covering grass for shade, with decorative seedheads. Also good in pots.

Attracts

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Poales

Family

Poaceae

Genus

Chasmanthium

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