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Chasmanthium latifolium

One of the very best perennial grasses, with flowers and seedpods like flattened ears of wheat.
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50 seeds

1 x 9cm pot (511343-1)

3 x 9cm pots (511343-3)

1 x 2 litre pot (511343-2L)

1 x 9cm pot (200778-1)

3 x 9cm pots (200778-3)

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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - August
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
latifolium
Common name
North America Wild Oats
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Sow direct from autumn-early spring. Sow thinly and cover lightly with soil. Overwintering outside provides the perfect conditions for germination in spring. Or sow under cover in a cold frame, early spring. Plant out after the frosts.

Description

I’ve long-loved Briza maxima and have been on the lookout for a similarly beautiful and delicate upper-storey perennial grass. Well, here it is, a widespread garden plant in the USA but not widely grown here. We’re missing out — this is lovely cascading over a path at the front of a border, and in a vase. One of our new-found favourites at Perch Hill.

Care Tips

Germination can be sporadic, overwintering outside or in a cold frame is recommended. The fresh and dried seed stalks are wonderful in flower arrangements. Cut stems back close the ground in spring.