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How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Cladium is an aquatic grass that is commonly known as Sawgrass or River of Grass.
USDA Hardiness Planting Zone Sawgrass can grow throughout North America and South America within Plant Hardiness Zones 3-9.
Bloom Season(s) Sawgrass develops leaves from early June through late September, blooms from late June through early August, and develops seeds from late July through late September.
Bloom Color Sawgrass blooms are usually yellowish-tan to reddish-brown, depending on the environment and growing conditions.
Height at Maturity, The height of Sawgrass at Maturity, is 1-3 meters (approximately 3-9 feet)
Soil Type Preferred Being an aquatic plant; Sawgrass typically grows in saturated peat and the sandy, silty, rocky soil typical of fresh and brackish water shorelines. Sawgrass can also grow on dry land so long as the required soil conditions are met, such as the wetlands' drier portions.
Preferred Lighting Conditions Sawgrass prefers full sun to partial shade lighting conditions.
Sawgrass is a long-stemmed aquatic plant that reaches heights approximately 3-9 feet.
The leaves are flat, narrow, and grayish-green in color. They grow from the plant's base and reach lengths of up to 1 meter (3 feet). The entire plant, shy of the spike blooms and seeds, is typically a pale to medium grayish-green.
This plant is named Sawgrass because of the saw-toothed edges and the mid-rib of the leaves. Sawgrass leaves are relatively rigid, and it is highly discouraged to attempt walking through this particular aquatic grass species without wearing thick protective clothing. Sawgrass can cause significant damage to exposed skin.
Sawgrass, also known as Cladium, at Maturity, has drooping branches and sub-branches which produce oval and scale-shaped spikes. The spikes develop oval nut-like seeds. The bloom spikes and seeds are reddish-brown and frequently confused for Large Rush (another type of wetlands grass).