Sawgrass (Cladium mariscus)
Sawgrass: Cladium mariscus, or sawgrass, is perennial. ornamental sedge grass. It grows well in coastal and semi-coastal regions, particularly along the mid-south and southeastern United States.
Sawgrass strongly prefers a wet environment, so some are surprised to learn they are drought-resistant. They are also pest-resistant and disease-resistant.
The species originated in the mild Mediterranean climates of Europe, North Africa, and Asia but is well-suited to the moderate USDA plant hardiness zones. Over centuries of naturalization in North America, it is now a widespread coastal grass.
Sawgrass Grows Fast and Is Easy to Care For
Sawgrass is a fast-growing species and requires full sunlight or a partially sunny location. Once you plant the grass, it forms large clumps and establishes sturdy roots. It can grow aggressively, so many TN Nursery gardeners plant it in containers that they submerge in their ponds to control the fast spread.
Sawgrass grows in either freshwater or brackish waters where rivers meet the sea. Its presence helps to keep the soil underneath in place and avoid erosion damage during coastal storms or as a result of wind and wave actions.
The shoots begin growing toward the sunshine and can reach up to ten feet taller above the water line; however, they average around seven.
Sawgrass Add Beauty to a Coastal Landscape, Pond, or Water Feature
Sawgrass stems grow erect and tall, thick, dense, and lush. They are flat and have a narrowed tip. As they grow taller, the stems bend from their weight, creating a graceful arched look.
Add it to your water garden, pond, for coastal gardening, in a rain garden. It will become a wildlife refuge for species that seek shade from the sun on hot days or camouflage from predators.
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The shipping was fast and the packaging was great.
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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.
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