Saururus cernuus

Lizard's tail

$2.10 | 1 G | 260 Avail. | $7.88

1 G Weight: 25.0 lb



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Lizard’s Tail is an erect branching native marginal aquatic perennial noted for its dark green heart-shaped leaves tiny fragrant white flowers packed on its drooping slender racmen in summer to frost.  Following the flowers are small warty green fruits that are said to resemble lizard tails. Flowers best in full sun and wet soils.  The leaves, flowers, and roots are pleasantly scented.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

1' - 2'

Spread: 

1’ - 2'

Spacing: 

1'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest: 

SummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium Maintenance. Watch for spider mites and aphids.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersNaturalized AreasWildlife GardenNative GardensWater Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Broadleaf Arrowhead, Sweet Flag, Cardinal Flower

Image: JMK, Saururus cernuus, loof en bloeiwyses, Manie van der Schijff BT, a, CC BY-SA 4.0

 

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