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Spartina grass

Spartina spp.

Also known as

Marsh grass, Cord grass

Full Sun
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Spartina grass Overview

Now included in the genus Sporobolus, Spartina spp. are commonly known as cordgrass and are found in coastal salt marshes. They are rhizomatous perennial grasses that are sometimes planted to prevent erosion and to reclaim estuarine areas for farming. Several varieties have been bred to have attractive variegated foliage for use as ornamental garden plants.

How to propagate Spartina grass

Seed

Propagate by seed in spring or autumn.

Division

By division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.