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Sweetgrass
HER-SWG01


 
Our Price: $7.95
ZONE: 3 - 9
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 18"H x 24"S
POT SIZE: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.

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Sweetgrass Plants

Hierochloe odorata

Sweetgrass is extremely easy to grow and likes well-drained soil, and full to part sun. A medicinal herb that should be included in your herb gardening, especially if you are serious about medicinal herb plants. Sweetgrass spreads by underground rhizomes, and you can harvest once to twice a year. This plant has an extensive root system and rarely produces seeds. Although it can expand from a single plant to a thick square foot of grass in six months, it is shallow-rooted and so grows well with other grasses and shrubs. Sweetgrass makes a lovely container plant.

Sweetgrass is used in prayer, smudging, and purifying ceremonies and is regarded as a sacred plant by the Native Americans. It is not well known that it was also sacred to early Europeans and is still used in churches on festival days. Sweet-grass is considered an aromatic herb, but the scent is strong only when moistened or burned. As the grass dries the fragrance intensifies. When burned it does not produce an open flame but smolders. Just as the sweet scent is attractive to people, it is also attractive to good spirits. Native Americans often burned the grass at the beginning of a prayer or to attract positive energies.

In addition, according to research, this plant is said to be an insect repellent: http://www.postandcourier.com/archives/report-swe...
Features
Zones: 3 - 9

Size: 18"H x 24"S

Light: Full to Part Sun

Uses: Sweetgrass is a sacred herb to Native Americans and is burned to attract positive spirits and cleanse an area. The sweet fragrance of this herb intensifies when dried and smoldered and it is also used in many smudging and prayer rituals worldwide.

Tips: Sweetgrass can also be used to weave baskets, fans and other products by harvesting the long Sweetgrass and laying to dry in the sun. It is then soaked in warm water to make the fibers more pliable and then woven into shape.

Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
Arrived in perfect condition May 8, 2017
Reviewer: Linda Emerick from Parkton, MD United States  
Received my plants today and plan to start them off in large pots with the idea of dividing and planting in a native grass area on our property. Thanks for the excellent specimens.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Pretty and green! April 8, 2017
Reviewer: Jill Rhoden from Temple, TX United States  
I was so excited to get this plant, wish I had bought another. Came to me very healthy and green and is thriving in my garden.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
Just love it September 20, 2016
Reviewer: Rhonda from South Bend, IN United States  
The grass arrived in great condition and is doing well in the garden. Smells wonderful!

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  8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
 
Sweet Grasses June 19, 2014
Reviewer: Johanna Perkins from Port Townsend, WA United States  
I ordered 4 sweet grass, and received what appears to be two variants - one grows faster and taller than the other - they are spreading after one month in the ground. Looking forward to the harvest.

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  13 of 14 people found the following review helpful:
 
sweetgrass August 1, 2011
Reviewer: Greer Conrad from King George, VA United States  
I am thrilled with my sweet grass. The plants arrived in great condition. I have already harvested some just to thin it out.  I do, however, wish I had divided the plants before planting them. I was just anxious to get them into the ground.  I 'fluff' the grass whenever I go just to air the blades. The blades are too close together right now and with all the rain we have had, try to mold.  The plants are spreading rapidly so I think they will be okay and I will divide the heavy clumps in the fall.  It smells wonderful.

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