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Little Tickler Northern Sea Oats

Chasmanthium latifolium 'Little Tickler'
SKU: HC018262
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A unique smaller-statured ornamental grass, Chasmanthium latifolium 'Little Tickler' (Dwarf Northern Sea Oats) has bamboo-like foliage and showy dangling flower spikes. Its texture and coloring ages to coppery-bronze for fall and winter interest. Birds love the seeds. Its compact form and part shade tolerance makes this a great option for woodland edges, rock gardens, containers, and perennial beds.
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Botanical Name
Chasmanthium latifolium 'Little Tickler'
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Attracts Birds, Cut Flowers, Striking Foliage, Autumn Interest, Winter Interest, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall


Chasmanthium latifolium 'Little Tickler' (Dwarf Northern Sea Oats) is a clumping, upright dwarf grass. The flower spikes also make nice cut or dried flowers for wreaths and arrangements. Plant it as an accent, along a border, or let it naturalize in woodland gardens. Nice in containers too. Native to North America, Chasmanthium latifolium is found in the eastern US from Pennsylvania to Florida and west to Wisconsin and Texas. Easy to grow, this native cultivar is drought tolerant once established and is salt tolerant for roadside and coastal areas.