Saururus cernuus

Lizard's Tail

In Stock: 0.679 lb (Total:0.679lb)
  • Saururus cernuus

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0.68 lb


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Cut (Full Seed)
Seeds per lb:
0.68 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 2 weeks
Germination: Keep moist by misting.|Surface sow, cover lightly with medium or vermiculite.

Other: The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks. 

Discover the wonders of Saururus cernuus, commonly known as Lizard's Tail - an ornamental and medicinal wetland plant native to eastern North America. This herbaceous perennial delights with its summer bloom of small white flowers, culminating in a finger-like inflorescence that lends the plant its intriguing name. Renowned for its graceful, fragrant, nodding 6-inch flower spikes, Lizard's Tail can be a showstopper during its flowering season from June to early August. Its thick, fragrant, heart-shaped leaves with a subtle sassafras aroma can transport any plant lover to an enchanted, wild realm. When crushed, these leaves create a delightful citrus scent, adding to the plant's enduring charm. Lizard's Tail creates a vibrant habitat, attracting beavers and native bees, while forming a substantial feast for turtles. It grows in wet areas or shallow water, creating an ideal addition for wetland gardens or as ground cover for moist-soil areas. Not only does this plant add unmatched aesthetic appeal, but it also boasts medicinal uses. Native American tribes have traditionally used Lizard's Tail for its anti-inflammatory properties, treating conditions ranging from body aches to fevers. Immerse yourself in natural beauty and explore the benefits of including Saururus cernuus in your garden today.

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