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Plant Description

Chinese Lizard's Tail (Saururus Chinensis) is a whimsical plant with shiny, green foliage and spikes of fragrant, fuzzy, white flowers that look like the tail of a lizard. When the plant matures, white patches appear on the leaves which make it even more attractive. Fun, unusual plant grows 2 - 3 feet tall in full sun to part shade. Keep roots in 4 inches of water. Chinese Lizard's Tail is easy to grow and overwinters easily. Great for containers in ponds, bogs or for naturalizing in wetlands.

Height  Grows 12 - 36 inches tall

Width   Grows 12 - 36 inches wide

Sunlight Requirements   Full sun to part shade

Moisture Requirements   Wet soil or shallow water above the roots

Bloom Time   June through August

Hardiness Zone   Hardy in zones 4 - 9

Planting Instructions

Chinese Lizard's Tail can be planted in large containers, at least 14 inches wide in diameter, as this plant grows to three feet tall upon maturity and the larger pots will keep it from falling over. Use moist, loam soil or plant directly into the soil in the shallow edge of your natural pond. Chinese Lizard's Tail will tolerate up to four inches of water above the roots and grows in full sun to part shade.  Chinese Lizard's Tail blooms all summer long, from June through August. Hardy in zones 4 - 9


14 Inch Fabric Planting Bags are an excellent choice for larger, marginal plants being placed in the pond or on shelves in the pond. Fabric Planting Bags are convenient, easy to use and come in different sizes. Fabric Planting Bags also allow air to circulate at the plants' roots allowing for optimum growth and health of your plants!

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