Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata)
Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata)
Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata)
Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata)

Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata)

Regular price $18.95

Live Sweetgrass Herb Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable Coconut Fiber Planter

Sweetgrass is a very fragrant medicinal herb, sought after for it's pleasantly warm and sweet aroma.  Despite being quite rare and hard to find, Sweetgrass is extremely easy to grow!  It can be planted in the ground or in containers.  It spreads through underground rhizomes and can be harvested once or twice a year. It has a very extensive root system, and although it can expand from a single plant to a thick square foot of grass in six months, it is shallow-rooted and grows well with other grasses and shrubs. 

Sweetgrass has a long lasting fragrance.  Dried leaves are sturdy and can be used to make baskets and natural beauty products (creams, lotions, perfumes, etc...), although it was traditionally used ceremonially in prayer, smudging, and purifying ceremonies.  The scent is stronger when moistened or burned. As the grass dries the fragrance intensifies. When burned it does not produce an open flame but smolders (great for smudging!). It was regarded as a sacred plant by the Native Americans. Just as the sweet scent is attractive to people, it is also attractive to good spirits.  Native Americans often burned the grass at the beginning of a prayer or to attract positive energies.

Can I pick up my order at the nursery? 
Use code LOCALPICKUP at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time HERE. If the appointment is confirmed, you're good to go.  If it is denied, we will ask you to reschedule and provide an alternative day/time.  There are no same day pickups.  

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.  During the Spring and Summer, processing/shipping can take up to 4 weeks.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Shipping to Hawaii & Puerto Rico
Sow Exotic now ships almost all of our fruiting and medicinal plants to Hawaii and Puerto Rico!  Plants will ship bare root every Monday through Wednesday via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  No heat packs necessary. Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of plants that don't make the cut:
Can't ship to Puerto Rico: Coffee, Palm, Banana
Can't ship to Hawaii: Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, Passionfruit
All the other cool stuff: good to go! 🌈 🌿📦📪 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Perennial Herb

Mature Size: 1-3 ft in height and spreading about 2-3 ft per year by underground rhizomes

Soil & Moisture: Rich, moist, well-draining soil. 

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Growing Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness perennial to Zones 4-7, cool season annual or perennial Zones 8-10.

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.