Sweet grass (Hierochloe odorata)
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Sweet grass (Hierochloe odorata)

Sweet grass (Hierochloe odorata)

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Vanilla grass or sweet grass is an erect, slender, sweet-smelling grass, 12-20 in. tall., with small seedheads bearing broad, bronze-colored spikelets. The grass spreads by creeping rhizomes which send up few to several leafy shoots. This is a perennial.

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade

Moisture: Moist- Moist-wet

Soils: Sand, Loam, Clay, Muck

Height: 2 ft.

Bloom Time: May-July

Deer Resistant: Yes

* not available in full flats.

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