Chasmanthium latifolium (Northern Sea Oats)

Green bamboo-like leaves fade to copper in the fall, and eventually brown with the cold weather. Tan drooping seed heads turn purple to burgundy by late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture
Native to Native

Bright orange/yellow flowers bloom on top of tall hairy stems, and give way to seed pods. Leaves are speared and narrow. Despite it’s common name, this particular species of milkweed has no milky sap. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer to early fall
1-3 ft tall x 1-3 ft wide
Deer resistant
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Drought resistant
Moderate salt tolerance

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Vivid daisy-like flowers sporting rosy purple petals that surround a red-orange cone bloom on top of strong stems. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened heads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms mid-spring to summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Green, purple blooms, blooms late summer to early fall, 3-5 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide, full sun.

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Gold yellow, brown cone, moderate growth rate, blooms mid summer to early fall, 1.5 ft tall x 1.5 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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Blue green with red tinges, purple red blooms, copper orange brown fall foliage, fast growth rate, blooms late summer, 3 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide, full sun.

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Dark rose changing to red, dark green leaves, moderate growth rate, blooms late summer to late fall, 2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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Bright yellow variegated broad leaves sport a green margin and produce brown spikes of insignificant flowers. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Green bamboo-like leaves with narrow white centres fade to copper in the fall, and eventually brown with the cold weather. Tan drooping seed heads turn purple to burgundy by late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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