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

$8.50

Family: Grass (Poaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 8

(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

    SABRINA CARRENO

    Can i add this to my order that i made a couple days ago?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      please contact customer service by using the contact form and also include your order id number. I do believe we have sweetgrass reserves. r

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  2. Richo Cech

    Richo Cech

    although I would love to accomodate, it is our reality that plants ordered now will ship in september–our current shipping schedule is maxed.

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  3. Richo Cech

    Richo Cech

    Hello Alex, Thanks for contacting and sorry I can’t be of more help. The plant is in stock for September shipment. The current shipping schedule is overfull.\
    Richo

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    Ellen Robin Rosenberg

    hello ! is this sold as a single plant or as a tray of several?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Ellen,
      The plants are sold singly. Once you replant our starter to a gallon pot, it will take about 3 weeks to establish a large mother plant that can be divided, as these are a grass, rhizomatous.
      Richo

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    Chrissy

    Will this survive in Central Florida Zone 9b?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Chrissy, We list this only up to zone 8 due to its preference for cooler northerly climes. I would suggest lemongrass for a 9b. richo

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    • Jacinda Bullie (verified owner)

      Can someone help me–do i plant the sweet grass starter plants in a pot or directly in the ground–i am in chicago–also how much space do i need to allot for their growth and will it return each year?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi jacinda, one advantage to planting in a pot is that there is less likelihood of having regular grasses mix in with the planting, which can be quite confusing. That said sweetgrass can be planted outdoors in the garden if you like, and would be perennial in Chicago. You can allow about a foot square per plant for starters. Richo

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    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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    • Stephanie Naftal

      Ok it’s spring!!! Even in Montana! Do you think, given our cooler nights but sunny summer days, that these will do ok in either part shade or full sun? As long as they have wet feet? We have a shaded pond where I grow my nettles (your seeds, thank you) and a little creek that gets more sun where we have forget me nots. What do you think?

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      Mayche Cech

      Mayche Cech

      Hi Stephanie, In Montana the sweetgrass will do best in moist soil in the sun to part shade. The main thing about planting sweetgrass is to make sure you don’t mix it with other grasses–it can be hard to tell them apart. Sweetgrass grows very well in the northern boarder states. richo

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    • Stephanie Naftal

      Do you know yet when they’ll ship? Said end of May when I bought them. Thanks!!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Stephanie,
      We’re playing catch-up on all plant shipping and will ship soon.
      Richo

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  7. Question

    Logan White

    Is it possible to grow in zone 8b??

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      Richo Cech

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      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

      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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    • Janette Sanchez

      How would I grow sweet grass in California? What would the best environment?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Janette,
      Thanks for getting in touch about this. After reality-checking the monograph, I changed the Zone designation from 3 to 7 to 3 to 8. There are just too many people (including myself!) successfully growing the plant in warm environments. You would want to choose a moist, cool and shady spot if you can find one. One of the main producers of sweetgrass for years worked out of California, so that may indicate heat tolerance. r

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    • lena rose

      my sweetgrass from last year stayed in a 1-gallon pot over winter, died back, and then sprang forth so readily this year! i am really excited to see it! i’d like to transplant into boxes — do you have any suggestions for width/depth of planter boxes that might suffice and make this grass happy enough to continue on with its life? thank you for this beautiful seed!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi lena, sweetgrass is shallow-rooted so a 6-inch-deep box should be fine, a couple of feet wide would be good. richo

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    • Jacinda Bullie (verified owner)

      would this be per sweetgrass plant–one 6 inch deep pot thats 2-3 ft wide per plant. I purchased 5 Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata), potted plants and am new to growing?. thank you!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi jacinda, no, you can space the plants 6 inches apart in the planter. richo

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