Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Northern sea oats, Plattährengras - Chasmanthium latifolium

I really love Northern sea oat grass.
Beautiful for arrangements.
Very decorative in the garden.
In this arrangement I used dried Allium flowers and Sea oat grass for a long lasting decoration.

Common Name: Northern sea oats, Spangle grass, Wild oats.

Northern sea oats is a loosely tufted, clump-forming grass with lance-shaped,
arching mid-green foliage that turns yellow in winter.
Summer brings highly decorative oat-like panicles of flat, green flower heads that shimmer
and rustle in the wind, aging to bronze by late summer.
This native to the eastern U.S. and northern Mexico is easy to grow in full sun or shade,
in fertile, well-drained soil with ample moisture.
Cut down in late winter. Drought tolerant once established.
Propagation: Easy to start from seed.
Divide between mid spring and early summer.
Problems: Usually trouble-free.


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Chasmanthium latifolium - Plattährengras


Wuchsform großwüchsige Waldpflanze, dichter, buschiger Wuchs, Höhe 100cm. Breite 45cm.Blätter breite sommergrüne Blätter entlang der Halme. Blüte 8-9 dekorative abgeflachte Blütenähren im Sommer grün, später rosa und kupfrig färbend.
Ansprüche und Pflege lockere Böden in Schatten oder Sonne, jedoch nicht zu trocken, winterhart.



Information: Gardening with ornamental grasses. (Roger Grounds)
Pictures by guild-rez

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

TODAY'S FLOWERS

For more flowers from around the world
please visit Denise and Luiz at Today’s Flowers.

My Today's Flowers is:


...still blooming after frost and snow flurries.

One of the last shrubs to leaf out in spring, they make up for it by blooming right up until frost.
Native to marsh areas of North America, they sometimes go by the common name mallow,
and are close relatives of the not so hardy ‘Rose of Sharon’ shrub, Hibiscus syriacus.
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