Sweet Grass (Hierochloe odorata)

Sweet Grass (Hierochloe odorata)

Sweet grass is known for its scented foliage and the use of its tough leaves by Native Americans to make braids. It’s also a great soil stabilizer in wet locations, spreading quickly by underground rhizomes (roots).


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Wet, Medium
Height:    2 feet
Blooms:    May, June, July
Color:    Tan
Spacing:    2′
Zones:    3-7
Benefits:    Erosion Control, Deer Resistant

Design Tips

Plant Sweet Grass in wet locations where it’s welcome to spread by underground rhizomes (roots).

Companion Plants

Queen of the Prairie