Smooth Cord-Grass - 25 Plants $79.99

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Smooth Cord-Grass - 25 Plants $79.99 Description

Smooth Cord-grass 

Smooth Cord-grass ,Spartina alterniflora is commonly known as salt marsh cordgrass, or salt-water cordgrass. These are native plants to the United States and belong to the family of Poaceae. They are found in salt and brackish tidal marshes along the shores of Chesapeake Bay.

These plant species are deciduous, rigid, tall, and erect. The size range of this plant is from 7 – 10 feet at the age of maturity. The different sizes of these plants also depend on their location and atmosphere. They have a strongly interconnected root system, which helps prevent the erosion of shorelines. 

The stems of smooth cordgrass plants have rhizomatous roots from where the new stem grows. The stems are green, erect, tall, and are smooth (hairless). Several ribbed mussels are attached to the stems and roots. The leaves of these plants are broad, long, smooth, and taper at the tip.

The leaves grow 10 to 12 inches in length and one and a half inches wide. The salt marshes cordgrass reproduces asexually, and these plants' blooming, and the growing season is July to November. The plant has tiny white flowers; yellowish-green flowers turn brownish color in Winters.

These flowers mature into foot-long seed spikes in the Fall. Most of the species of smooth perennial grass grow in clumps, with short flower spikes on the upper portion of the stems.

Smooth Cord-grass are successful adaptors, with special glands that secrete excess salt, making them ideal for growing in all circumstances

These plants can grow in moist to wet, clay, and loamy soils. They also grow in sandy and saline marsh soils and grow in salty water areas. These plants are successful adaptors, with special glands that secrete excess salt, making them ideal for growing in all circumstances. These plants can bear heavy floods and are drought tolerant. The plant grows across all types of soils, and its suitable pH range is from 3.7 to 7.9. They can also adapt to the salinity levels of fresh or seawater.

Once established, these plants are low maintenance and do not require care and proper water. They can easily tolerate fluctuating water levels. Twice flooded areas are best for them and can thrill all nature experiences.

These plants ideally require full sun and can be progressive in partial shade. They can cover total sun exposure by their extensive height to provide soothing and cooling shade.

Pruning is once required for better growth of the plant. They are used to form clumps, densely covered, and the dominant grass in the Bay's salt marshes. You must Buy this plant because it can beautify any landscape, garden and provide an attractive boundary to any place. These plants are fast-growing and will start growing once you plant them. These are disease and pest-free plants and are also an important food source for animals. The  plants are best at controlling soil erosion and flood.

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Reviews (3)

  • 5
    Smooth Cord Grass

    Posted by Kenneth Westfield on Aug 26, 2019

    Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.

  • 5
    Smooth Cord Grass

    Posted by Sabrina Ewton on Aug 22, 2019

    great around the pond very pleased

  • 5
    Smooth Cord Grass

    Posted by Ronald Beeks on Aug 22, 2019

    wonderful addition to our pond


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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.

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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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