Hierochloe odorata

Also known as:

  • Holy Grass
  • Seneca Grass
  • Sweetgrass
  • Vanilla Grass
  • Buffalo Grass
  • Zebrovka
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Plant Type

perennial, grass / grass like, herb

Zones

3a-7b

Size

H:12"-24"
W:15"-24"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

clay, average, gritty

Water Needs:

even moisture, regular, occasional

Special Situation:

verticillium wilt resistant

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Flower Color:

tan

Foliage Color:

green

Flower Season:

summer

Texture:

grassy

Foliage Season:

deciduous

Tags

fragrant
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Canby, Oregon

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W7262 Dover Ct Westfield, Wisconsin

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800-476-9453

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Perhaps the most fragrant of all hardy grasses (Grounds), this 1-2' rapidly spreading grass was once used to scatter on floors; to "induce sleep" hung in clumps over "wannabe" sleepers. Sun/Med-Dry/room to spread

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This grass is considered sacred and used in Native American ceremonies; braided and burned as a 'smudge' to purify body and soul. The glossy leaves have a pleasant vanilla fragrance. Requires a moist rich soil in full sun. Creeps slowly by rhizomes to form a patch. Zones 3 - 7.

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Grow your own smudging material! This wonderfully aromatic grass was used by American Indians in sacred ceremonies. It is a popular ingredient in peace and healing rituals and burned to clear an area of negative energy. Unless you want your own prairie of sweetgrass, consider a large pot to confine it. Sun to light shade, avg moisture, 18-24” tall, lush growth. Z3

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