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Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass

( Spartina Bakeri )

 

Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass Origins:Sand Cord Grass Jacksonville Landscape

 

- Florida native ornamental grass .

 

Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass Preferred Exposure:

 

- Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass will prefer a full sun location in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscape.

 

Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass Foliage:

 

- Thin strap like foliage is a medium green color and stands erect .

 

 -  Spartina Bakeri remains evergreen in the winter season. 

 

Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass Soil Preference / Salt tolerance:

 

- Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass will tolerate a wide range of soil components and PH.

 

- Spartina Bakeri has a high salt tolerance.

 

Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass Variance:

 

- Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass3-4 ft high and 2-3 ft wide but can spread larger with time.

 

Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass growth Habit:

 

- Evergreen, upright, clumping habit of Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass forms an attractive dense mound of fine textured medium green colored foliage that tends to stand upright.

 

Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass Growth Rate:

 

- Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass is a fairly fast grower, expect them to reach their full size the first or second season after planting.

 

Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass Bloom:

 

- Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass has a brown fall flower that is not very showy and is planted more for its hearty evergreen foliage.  

 

Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass Water Requirements:

 

- Low water needs make Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass ideal for Xeroscapes plantings as they are relatively drought tolerant once established into the landscape.

 

- Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass will grow well in soils that remain water logged during North Florida | Jacksonville |St. Augustine summer rain season, or along retention pod banks etc. 

 

 

Butterfly or Bird Attracting:

 

- Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass is not touted as a butterfly or bird attracting plant. .

 

Best Uses For Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine area garden:

 

- They are an ideal landscape plant for low maintenance, low water, low trim landscaping.

 

- Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass is an excellent native ornamental grass selection for the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscape and is commonly used i roadside, commercial and residential plantings.

 

- Plant in masses around a bird bath, palm, or other accent for added texture in the garden.

 

- Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass makes a great stand alone potted accent plant for patios and pools.

 

Care of Sand Cord Grass / Marsh Grass in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscape:

 

 

- Spartina Bakeri requires little care once established in the landscape.

 

- Water every day during the establishment period after planting in the garden from an S & J Nursery container.

 

- Fertilize each spring with a handful of garden compost or a mixture of Milorganite and a slow release poly coated plant food such as Osmocote or Stay Green general purpose plant food or 10-10-10.

  

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