Grass, Sweetgrass (Heirochloe odorata), packet of 20 seeds

(1 customer review)

$3.95

Family: Grass (Poaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 7

Creeping perennial to 24 inches, native to colder zones in  Europe, Asia, and in North America from Greenland to Alaska.  Traditionally used in TWM and Native American medicine as a strewing herb and burnable to sanctify body and space.  Plant prefers moist soils in the sun to part shade.   Sow seeds fall or spring by pressing into surface of rich soil and keeping evenly moist until germination.  I found that these took 3 weeks to germinate under lights, kept continually moist.  You can differentiate the sweetgrass from volunteer grasses by the reddish stem of the sweetgrass, even in seedling stage.  I posted a photo of what the seedlings look like.  Regarding the common myth that sweetgrass seeds are sterile, a quote from Samuel Clemens sprouts to mind “The report of my death was an exaggeration.”  Space plants 1 foot apart.

20 seeds per packet

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  1. Julia

    Excellent germination rate!

    Julia (verified owner)

    I’ve gotten an over 50% germination rate with these sweetgrass seeds – I’m thrilled!! First time I’ve successfully germinated sweetgrass!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Julia,
      Honestly I know what you mean, I myself entered into working with this seed with a healthy dose of non-expectation and was pleasantly surprised. Thank you so much for the enthusiasm (it actually makes the seedlings grow better!) Richo

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    Julia Mandes (verified owner)

    So far about 75% germination success, sown in cell packs and placed outside in the elements early spring, zone 7b. Thank you! Now that I have a dozen or so tiny sprigs of grass, do I pot up? Or keep them in the cell packs until they’re heartier – still so slight. Can I put them all together in an intermediate sized pot? Or do they fill a pot by themselves and I should pot separately? Final destination is a container due to city life. Not a lot of experience cultivating grasses in a container so grateful for any tips. And thank you for selling such fruitful seed!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Good work Julia, a 5-star rating on this item on the website would have been a great boon to others who are wondering whether the seeds is any good.
      Anyway, individuate your seedlings and plant to pots. As a grass, they put out runners very early in their growth stage and will fill any pot they are planted to. Sweetgrass will like a cool exposure but with some sun, plenty of watering, and a rich soil.

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    Stephen

    Hello! I am putting in an order today and was also excited to receive these seeds (Grass, Sweetgrass (Heirochloe odorata)) if they are at all available. Thank you so much!

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  4. Question

    Valeria

    Do you know when you might have this back in stock? Or have plants? Grass, Sweetgrass (Heirochloe odorata). If not soon do you know of a good source for plants or seeds. Thank you.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      I found a few packets and enabled the item, if you hurry you can order.
      Yes, plants coming soon, the seeds really worked!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      OK, inventoried on 3/27/19 and was able to enable 12 packets to the time table, please hurry to order. r

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    • Tracy

      Hi Richo, I too am looking for seed and just wondering if you might be getting or have any more packets of the sweet grass. Cheers from your Canadian neighbor 🙂

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Tracy,
      I already had a similar request and enabled every packet I could. Sorry they sold out before you checked. You might be able to find this from the excellent seedhouse JL Hudson, Seedsman. They too ship internationally. Richo

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    • Gene Wasserman

      Can I get my name on a list – to order a packet if your able to get it in stock? be it this Spring 2019? or next yr?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Yes, I will have these soon, I will e-mail you when they come in stock. richo

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