Marsh grass of Parnassus

A white wild flower.
Common name : Marsh grass of Parnassus
Scientific name : Parnassia palustris
Family : Saxifragaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Parnassia palustris - marsh grass of Parnassus, - is an herbaceous plant found in wet moorlands and marshes : the species epithet palustris is Latin for "of the marsh ». It is not actually a grass, nor does it look like one, but grows from a short underground stem, with long stemmed heart-shaped leaves. The stem holds a solitary white flower, blooming between July and October.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 6a
Height 15 - 30
pH 7 - 8

Plant my marsh grass of parnassus

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my marsh grass of parnassus

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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