Chasmanthium latifolium 'River Mist' (Poaceae)
Variegated River Oats
From Saul Brothers nursery comes a variegated version of our native River Oats, garden-worthy in several ways. Broad creamy white stripes run along the leaves, extending into the jingling oat-like seedheads that sway in the breeze. The effect is eye-catching in the garden, especially since this is a grass that enjoys partial shade, even dry shade. River oats can fill in areas where other grasses dare not grow. As the population matures, seedlings can be selected for variegation. (PP20643)
Bloom color: beige
Bloom period: early-fall
Container size: Qt.