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Hierochloe odorata - Sweetgrass

Price: $ 6.95

Native peoples of North America consider this plant sacred and Sweetgrass plays an important part in sacred ceremonies. The leaves are dried and made into braids and burned as a vanilla-scented incense. They are also used to make baskets which retain the vanilla-like scent for many years.

Colour: Green-Gold
Blooms: Mid to Late Summer
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 1' - 2'
Soil: Sand to Clay
Water: Medium to Moist

All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.

Approx. 50 seeds per pack

Attracts Butterflies!

Makes Great Cut Flowers!


Indoors: No  pre-treatment required. Seed will germinate upon sowing in a warm location. Start at least 10 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Cover seed after sowing with no more than 1/4 inch (.635 cm) of a sterile growing medium. Be patient! Sweetgrass takes up to 6 weeks to germinate and has only a 10 - 30% germination rate. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 inches) tall or more, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 foot) apart.

Outdoors: Plant seed 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep in a prepared seed bed in late fall so that the seed overwinters and germinates naturally in spring.

Outdoors Alternative: In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Plant seed 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep in pots and label the pots. Place them outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are 5 cm (2 inches) tall, transplant them into your garden.
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