Saururus cernuus (Lizard’s Tail)


Saururus cernuus, or Lizard’s Tail, is a marsh plant characterised by heart-shaped petiolate leaves and white/cream curved spike inflorescences

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Additional information

Main characteristics

Saururus cernuus is a rhizomatous marsh plant with green stems and heart-shaped petiolate leaves. It is also suitable for poorly sunny locations


The inflorescences have the form of a curved spike composed of many tiny white/cream-coloured flowers

Flowering period

Flowering lasts about three weeks between June and July

Planting depth

From -5 to -15 cm of depth

Plant height

60/70 cm

Soil to use

Field soil with 2/3 tablets of Osmocote fertilizer near the rhizome


Full direct sun for at least 4 hours in the middle hours of the day

PH tolerated

Slightly acidic to basic (alkaline): 6.5 to 8.5

Frost Resistance

Yes, it withstands very cold temperatures


Native plant of North America

Shipped plant

In temporary 9×9 basket

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