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Attractive, bamboo-like foliage and showy, dangling, flat flower spikes make an effect accent around water features. Foliage turns coppery in fall, brown in winter. Tolerates ocean salt spray. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja


  • Partial Sun

  • High

  • Height
    2 feet or less

  • Spread
    1—2 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Chasmanthium latifolium
Plant Type Ornamental Grass, Perennials
Plant Subtype SMALL GRASSES
Foliage Color Green
Light Needs Partial Sun
Water Needs High
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 4 - 9
Height 2 feet or less
Spread 1—2 feet
Special Uses Clump Forming, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Flowers for Cutting
Landscape Uses Seacoast Exposure, Water Garden
Flower Color Green
Bloom Time Summer

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