Saururus cernuus


Lizard’s tail

Large mid-green leaves and highly scented, long, fragrant, creamy pendulous flowers.


Has large showy leaves and produces amazing long fragrant creamy flower bracts in full Summer.

Top tip: Not many aquatic plants are this highly scented, and the foliage is also fragrant when crushed, so grow next to a walkway for maximum appreciation.

Flowers: July-August

Height: 20-40cm

Propagation: Divide April-August from root runners that set new plantlets and can be cut off as small or medium plants for potting on.

Depth of water over the soil: 10-25cm, tolerates variable water depth, so useful where water levels go up and down.

Planting: Plant into 5lt planting crate using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil