Hierochloe odorata is a fragrant grass with satiny and long leaves and the other names of sweetgrass are holy grass, manna grass, and vanilla grass. This is a member of the grass family and growing up about 50cm in height. One of the benefits is that it can quickly and grow and harvest twice a year. This plant attracts birds and butterflies.
What are the alternative names of Hierochloe odorata?
Hierochloe odorata has many common names. The most common are: Sweet grass, Manna grass, Mary’s grass, Vanilla grass, Holy grass.
Is Sweet grass a perennial or an annual plant?
Sweet grass is a perennial plant.
Classification of Hierochloe odorata
|Bloom Time||May, June, July|
|Flower color||Brown Green|
|Water||Medium to Moist|
|Level of Soil pH||Acid, neutral and basic (alkaline)|
|Type||Clay, Loam, Sand,|
|Preffered moisture||Medium, Moist|
|Origin/native||Northern Eurasia and North Am|
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|Size Class||1-3 ft.|
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How to care hierochloe odorata plant
Sweetgrass needs full sun to partial sun to grow.
This plant needs average water is required dry to touch and avoid wet soil.
The Soil should be sand to clay and the soil ph should be acid-neutral and alkaline. Soil should well drain and moist no too wet.
This plant needs the lowest temperature of -40° to -30°F (-40° to -34°C)
Fertilizer is needed at least once a month during the growing season.
Hierochloe odorata growth:
The growth of this plant is 50cm in height.
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