Tuesday, August 11, 2009

08/11/09



Inland Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)

This is another native plant to Texas. It can be invasive! I've controlled it by cutting the seed heads off before they dry and by pulling up little seedlings in the spring. It covers a pretty large portion of a bed in the shade. It's not just beautiful but easy to grow (a little too easy) and drought tolerant. I love how the seeds dangle and dance in the wind.

4 comments:

Phillip said...

I have this plant and I love it especially in the fall. It hasn't been too invasive although I do see it popping up in other places from time to time.

Kathleen Scott said...

I just planted my first bed in April and love it. It's not a drought-tolerant as some of the other native grasses but brings a graceful note to the garden.

Donald's Garden said...

Kathleen,

Give it a year or two. I NEVER water mine. It does great!

Carla said...

I have this one! Growing in a poor soil filled pot, mine is not near as lovely. Good thing, I guess!