Lizard's Tail (Saururus cernuus)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Wet
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Plant Spread: 1-2 Feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
6"-12"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Water gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 2, 2018 8:08 PM

The American Lizard's-Tail grows wild in swamps and into shallow water from southwest Quebec through southern Ontario into Minnesota to Kansas into Texas to southern Florida. It can be bought from some aquatic plant nurseries for a nice bog or water garden.

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