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Saururus chinensis


Saururus chinensis has white leaves that subtend white curving pipe cleaner type flowers.

Saururus chinensis is a peculiar and rare perennial with stems up to four feet high with mid green leaves, the uppermost of which are often white when the curving pipe cleaner type flowers bloom in fall. Loves moist locations. This is a spreading perennial. Plant in drier locations or in containers to control its growth.

Common Name: Saururus

Family: Saururaceae (The Lizard's Tail Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Wet

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Low damp places by water. Wet places, ditches, meadows, riverbanks, streamsides, forests, thickets, roadsides and field margins from near sea level to 1700 metres.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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