Hierochloe odorata – Sweet Grass


Light: Full Sun to Part Shade

Soil: Moist; sweet grass is not drought-tolerant

Hardiness Zones: 3 or warmer

Culinary Use: None

Folk Uses: Used ritually as a smudge to bring in good spirits after white sage pushes out the bad spirits. Basketry.

Height: 8’’-18+’’

Misc: Harvest in late summer. Leaves harvested after the first frost have little or no scent. The sweet, vanilla-like fragrance develops after leaves are dried.

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Family Poaceae/Gramineae

Updated 8/10/22

Additional information

Pot size

1.25-Quart, 1-Pint