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botanical name:
Chasmanthium latifolium
Chasmanthium latifolium © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Spangle grass, Wood Oats, Broadleaf Uniola
synonyms:  Uniola latifolia
family:  Poaceae
characteristics: grass
height: 1.20m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: green
fruit colour: bronze
stem/bark: green
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Hardy perennial grass. Clump-forming with bamboo-like pale green stems and broad bright green leaves, becoming coppery-brown in autumn. Oat-like branching panicles of pendent, diamond-shaped, flattened flower spikes, green at first then turning reddish-bronze in autumn and finally pinkish-buff in winter.


cultivation:
Fertile, well drained soil in sun or part shade.

propagation:
From seed or by division.

usage:
Seedhead can be used for flower arranging.

other notes:
pronounced: chas-MAN-thee-um lat-ee-FOH-lee-um
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