About fifteen species of Spartina
are native to North America, Europe
and Asia. The sand cord grass is native to Florida and the southern
Although it naturally grows in marshes and wetland edges, this clumping grass
is very drought tolerant. It is a recent introduction to the landscape industry
and seems to be growing in popularity. Seeds are a valuable wildlife food.
Light: full sun to part shade
Water: drought tolerant once established
Soil: average soil, wide pH tolerance, no special requirements
This native grass is adaptable to moist and dry soils in sunny sites. It is becoming a popular landscape plant in northeast Florida, especially in commercial landscapes.