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SAURUS CERNUUS Climate Zone: 5-9 Mature Height: 4 Feet Sunlight: Full Sunlight

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The Lizard's Tail Grass, or Saururus cernuus, is a perennial plant native to the marshes and wetlands of Florida.

This plant is typically 1-2 feet tall but can reach a height of 4 feet. This plant enjoys the sun but will bloom in full to partial shade. The medium-sized leaves are heart or arrow-shaped. The leaves will be 1 1/2 inches wide, and 3-4 inches long. Lizards Tail bloom from June to September. This plant produces a bottle brush spike of white flowers. These flowers later form seed pods, once they reach maturity, making them resemble a lizard's tail which is where the flower gets its name. These seed pods are wildlife food in its native habitat, though the plant itself is not known to be a food item. This plant grows into small colonies from underground runners, so it may occasionally need to be divided, which can be done in spring. While this plant can be put into the ground, as long as it is a very wet area, it is common to find it immersed in a container in home ponds. When planted in a pot for a pond, it can be planted in 6 inches of water. Lizard's Tail Grass is a very fragrant plant, the leaves, roots, and blooms have a pleasant citrus scent. This is an easy-care plant that isn't known to have problems with insects or disease. You'll usually find people using this plant in water or bog gardens. Another frequent use around pond edges, or in ornamental pools. It also grows well in tubs.


Climate Zone: 5-9


Mature Height: 4 Feet


Mature Width: 1-2 Feet


Growth/Year: 1-2 Feet


Sunlight: Full Sunlight


Soil Conditions: Wet Soils


Botanical Name: Saururus Cernuus


Type: Herbaceous perennial


Family: Saururaceae


Ships As - Bareroot Plant



Buy this plant from Tennessee Wholesale Nursery. This is a great plant to add to the areas around your pond or lakes. It also likes moist to dry soil conditions. This plant will also provide the fish and other water wildlife food. This plant would even look great in a water garden.

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