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Container: 0,5L pot
Hardiness zone: zone 7-10
Height: 50 to 70cm
Plant spacing: 60 cm
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Chasmanthium latifolium or wild oats originate from the hilly woodlands and forests of the south-eastern United States. This grass has remarkable foliage that looks like bamboo and inflorescences like hanging bells.
Discovered by the ItSaul Plant nursery (Georgia, USA) its variegated form is simply fabulous!
The leaves are clearly variegated bright green and white. Its numerous creamy white spikes with their sparkling bells are borne on gracious floral stems.
There is something really quite magical about them!
In the garden we like to plant Chasmanthium latifolium 'River Mist' to contrast with other plants which also have interesting foliage (Hosta sieboldiana, Heuchera 'Bronze Beauty', Rodgersia 'Chocolate Wing', etc.) or with the dark outlines of ferns.
For you bolder gardeners, we recommend a daring trio of Peucedanum ostruthium 'Daphnis' + Euphorbia characias 'Emmer Green' + Chasmanthium latifolium 'River Mist'. Wow!
Grow in the (morning) sun or partial shade in good, fertile, moist to damp soil.
It works fantastically well in pots in a courtyard, on a north-facing patio or along a shady path.
Photo credit: Le Clos d'Armoise Nursery, ItSaul Plant (Georgia -USA).
|Cultivation and Propagation|
|Soil type:||heavy wet clay soils, humus rich, good garden soil|
|Culture advice:||Planting soil composed: 1/3 coarse sand, 1/3 garden soil, 1/3 horticultural compost|
|Special maintenance:||Prune the plant at the end of winter|
|Garden value:||attractive foliage, attractive flowering|
|Garden style:||cottage garden, japanese garden style, garden undergrowth|
|Landscape interest:||mixed-border, pot and container|
|Position:||raised bed, edge of the path|