Lizard's tail has a hardy planting zone of 4-11 and height of four feet.
It requires wet/marshy soil and has a fast growth rate. Lizard’s Tail is not susceptible to bugs or disease. It makes for a pleasing choice in water portions of the garden. Lizard’s Tail has a hairy stem and large, shapely leaves that sometimes resemble hearts.
Lizards tail (Saururus cernuus L) is almost referred to a lizard’s tail swamp Lilly, breastfeed and water dragon. It is seen as breastfeeding because it has been known to be used in treating inflammation of the breast. It is an erect and hairy perennial. It can reach up to four feet in height. It has slender, nodding (leaning), spikes of white flowers. Many tiny and fragrant flowers are on the tapered and stalked spike. This perennial herb blooms from April through August. When in bloom it resembles a bottle brush. Lizards tail stems are a light green color. It is commonly found growing in wetland areas and along river banks, marshes, ponds, and lakes. Lizards tail grows best in full to partial shade.
Lizard's tail is an aquatic loving plant that grows best in very wet soil and mud.
The foliage of the Lizards tail has a sassafras scent. It is best for wetland gardens and creates the lovely ground cover. It can grow in up to four inches of ground saturation and colonizes quickly. Humans should avoid eating this plant. The leaves of the lizards tail are large and heart-shaped or arrow-headed. Small aquatic creatures like woodland ducks, fish and frogs use the lizards tail as hiding grounds. When lizards tail dies, it is decomposed by algae and is a food source for aquatic life. Lizards tail requires very little care once it is established. It spreads by root propagation. It is considered a good plan for beginner gardeners. It is not susceptible to disease or insects. Lizards tail is a herbaceous perennial that grows best in hardiness zones four through eleven. This emersed plant grows from a colony of underground runners.
Lizard's Tail Ships Bare Root