Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata) - Witching Plants
PLEASE NOTE, we will not ship these until weather permits! Plants are pulled from my personal propagation patch and include 3-4 rooted blades or rhizomes that will set and spread. These plants can be shocked when shipping and planting. Expect the foliage to wilt or dry out and experience transplant shock, but plant them and keep them well watered and they revive very quickly!
PRE-ORDER WILL BOT SHIP UNTIL PLANT IS VIABLE FOR THE SEASON (MID FEBRUARY-APRIL)
BE AWARE, THIS PLANT IS KNOWN TO ARRIVE WITH SOME SHIPPING DITRESS. WITH GOOD CARE IT BOUNCES BACK IN NO TIME.
Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata)- aka sweet grass, manna grass, Mary's grass or vanilla grass, and as holy grass, bison grass
Power: Protection, cleansing, exorcism, blessing, sleep, dream protection. Sacred to Indigenous Americans for the sacred ceremonial ritual of Smudging, but grows all over the world now and is commonly holy grass in the UK or Bison Grass in Poland.
Our plants are sourced from ethical locations, grown by hand with love and treated as organic and natural as possible. We use neem and nematodes to fight natural pests and try to give you the healthiest plant baby possible.
Growing Suggestions: Perennial / Shrub
- Water regularly; do not overwater
- Requires moist soil like most grasses.
- Sun Exposure: Partial to Full (preferred)
- Mature Height: 18" -24"
- Spacing: clumping, will grow in up to 3 feet wide. (Use a pole with a string to keep foliage off the ground. The foliage will turn brown if it lays on the ground). The foliage is what you want to preserve so you can cut it, dry it, and then burn it. It spreads by Rhizomes and may be separated twice a year. Suitable for outdoor or container planting.
- Hardiness: USDA Zone 3-9
When your pants arrive, allow them to acclimate outside (in non frost weather) out of the direct sun. This will allow them to develop new roots before planting. Your plants were not cut from the ground, but pulled from rhizome roots. Keep them watered regularly and don’t let them dry out in their small pots, fully.
These are living plants and to ensure they arrive alive, make sure to choose priority shipping. When you receive your plant, make sure to bring it in from extreme temperatures and follow recommendations for each plant type. If your plant arrives dry, water immediately and place in a warm location with filtered light so it can adjust and not be shocked into it's new environment.
*Although we source high-quality herbs and roots, these are not intended for ingestion. Use at your own risk. Many of our live plants or seeds to grow on your own are toxic to handle or ingest.