Lizard's Tail (Saururus cernuus)
Lizard's Tail: Saururus cernuus, or the Lizard's Tail, American Swamp Lily, or Water Dragon, is a fast-growing and water-loving plant. This wetland perennial thrives in almost all contiguous USDA plant hardiness zones.
This North American native species will flourish in high-moisture settings near ponds, swamps, rivers, creeks, ditches, or other places that often have standing water. As long as you find a spot with lots of sunshine and water, it requires almost no additional care after the roots strengthen. Lizard's Tail plants are disease-resistant, pest-resistant, and deer-resistant. They spread by a vigorous underground root system and form lush colonies.
TN Nursery customers add this species around their water features or ponds in no small part due to the pleasant, lemony fragrance.
Where to Use the Lizard's Tail Plant
Lizard's Tail is beautiful in these settings:
- ● Water garden or pond
- ● Near a water feature, like a fountain that splashes continuously
- ● Native species garden
- ● Rain garden
- ● In a slow-draining area or near a creek on your property.
Use Saururus cernuus to Control Soil Erosion
Muddy and wet areas of the yard are often prone to soil erosion. However, the fast-spreading nature and healthy root system of Saurunus cernuus can help you to minimize this problem. Once established, the roots will help improve the soil's structure and hold it in place to offset water erosion damage on your property.
The Unique Feature That Gives the Lizard's Tail Plant Its Name
The lizard's tail feature that gives this plant its name is its flower! It has a white plume or feathery appearance that curls into an attractive shape resembling a lizard's tail. They bloom throughout the entire summer season, showing off their intriguing texture.
The flower arises above dark green, triangular to heart-shaped leaves with smooth edges. The leaves have prominent veins and grow approximately six inches long at three inches wide.
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These arrived in great shape and packaged nicely. I got them planted.. Can't wait to see what they look like in the spring.
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This plant works just about anywhere that you plant it to grow.
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
Ships November through April