Sand Cord Grass

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.