Hierochloe odorata

Common name: Sweet Grass

Native plant

The botanical moniker of "odorata" means "to be fragrant," and this plant defines it in the physical sense. The sweet, vanilla odor that comes from this plant is spell-binding, just run your hand through it and you’ll see. In nature and your garden it will form dense patches, laying all over itself as if it can’t get enough of the scent. The blades are a light green and somewhat coarse in texture. Plant it in moist areas with full to part-day sun for best results. Oh, and make sure it is in a place where you can enjoy it with your nose!


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic, Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period




Growth form


General information

Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
2 Feet
Growth rate
Fall color
Yellow Orange

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