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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.

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  1. Question

    Chrissy

    Will this survive in Central Florida Zone 9b?

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      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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    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

      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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    Logan White

    Is it possible to grow in zone 8b??

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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

      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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