Grass, Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata), potted plant, organic

$8.50

Family: Grass (Poaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 7

(Heirochloe odorata, Anthoxanthum nitens)  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.  Space plants 1 foot apart.

Potted Plant, Organic

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  1. Question

    Stephanie Naftal

    Curious if you think it’s worth buying just one. I’m worried it won’t get here in Montana until after the snow falls and ground freezes.

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Stephanie, In answer to your question, I always recommend buying in 3’s. Not only are the plants happier to have companions, but this provides a bit of insurance and also stretches the shipping dollar. I think you should get the sweetgrass in the spring. Richo

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    Logan White

    Is it possible to grow in zone 8b??

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      Admin Richo Cech

      Logan, This is listed from 3 to 7 and enjoys cool weather (the main harvest is from Canada). I personally always push the zone limits and am often pleasantly surprised. You could try a cool, shady spot. One of the main producers of sweetgrass for years worked out of California, so that may indicate heat tolerance. r

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    • Karen

      I want to grow sweet grass in Florida in shady damp earth. What zone is Tampa?

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      Richo Cech

      Tampa is a 9b, a little hot for a zone 7 sweetgrass. However we’re a zone 8 here and we grow it. r

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