Swamp Lily (Lizard's Tail) Saururus cernuus - 1L Pot
Its heart shaped green leaves and the tiny white flowers that make up its bobbing raceme, giving it the nickname ‘Lizard’s Tail’ make this attractive perennial all the more desirable. The flowers and leaves give off a citrusy aroma, while its pleasing appearance will brighten up the darkest, dampest areas of your pond margin.
- Foliage Colour: dark green
- Flower Colour: white
- Max. spread: 50cm
- Flowering Time: summer
- Uses: beds, borders, bogs, pond margins
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Habit: clump forming
- Hardiness: very hardy
- Rate of Growth: vigorous
Plant in loamy soil which is boggy and damp, ensure that plant has full sun for most of the day to ensure maximum growth.
This plant is suitable for zones 1 & 2 of a pond.
- Light Requirements: partial shade
- Soil Requirements: poorly drained, neutral, acidic, alkaline, sandy, clay, loamy
- Moisture Requirements: wet, boggy, poorly drained
Caring and Maintenance:
Prune dead flowers to keep tidy and cut back after flowering season for maximum regrowth.
A perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. Perennials are flowering plants which grow and bloom over the spring and summer and then die back every autumn and winter. They typically grow structures that allow them to adapt to living from one year to the next through a form of vegetative reproduction rather than seeding. Perennial plants often have deep, extensive root systems which can hold soil to prevent erosion, capture dissolved nitrogen before it can contaminate ground and surface water, and outcompete weeds. They grow very well in conditions that are poor in resources due to their earlier emergence in the spring, and the development of larger root systems which can access water and soil nutrients deeper in the soil.