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Chasmanthium River Mist
Striped Leaves, Long-lasting Blooms

Chasmanthium River Mist

4-inch Pot
Item # 48345
$14.95
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Great Winter Interest

Deer leave it alone!
PP#20,643. The dramatic variegation and long-lasting, elegantly clustered seedheads make this selection of our native Northern Oat Grass especially valuable. From early spring well into winter, this compact ornamental grass offers brilliant color and fascinating texture distinctive enough to warrant its use as a specimen as well as a border or container standout.

The bamboo-like foliage is bright green and white striped, each stem individually patterned. Reaching 2 to 2½ feet high and not quite as wide, 'River Mist' forms a multi-directional, lively upright clump that catches the eye in the sunny to partly shaded garden. Best in moist, well-drained soil, it is quite trouble-free from a young age, even demonstrating excellent resistance to deer.

In midsummer, arching flower stems arise bearing pink-tinged silvery seedheads that may remind you of oats. Dangling in loose clusters from atop the plant, they stand out nicely against the variegated foliage. The pink hues have passed by late summer, but the seedheads remain well into winter, attracting songbirds in autumn and slowly drying into a brittle form that rustles with the breeze. Superb for fresh and dried arrangements, the seedheads are a striking and very long-lasting addition to this deciduous perennial.

Cut back the foliage in late winter or earliest spring to encourage new growth. Long-lived and very low maintenance, 'River Mist' is a stellar addition to the garden. Zones 5-8.

Genus Chasmanthium
Species latifolium
Variety 'River Mist'
PPAF #PP 20,643
Item Form 4-inch Pot
Zone 5 - 8
Bloom Season Mid Summer - Early Winter
Habit Upright
Plant Height 24 in - 2 ft 6 in
Plant Width 16 in - 24 in
Additional Characteristics Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Long Bloomers, Native, Variegated
Bloom Color Beige, Cream, Pink, Silver
Foliage Color Medium Green, Variegated, White
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Outdoor, Winter Interest
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands