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Vetiveria zizanioides
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Vetiveria zizanioides

Vetiver Root

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Item #: 1070

Zones: 7b to 10b

Height: 72" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: India

Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.9 L) ?

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Vetiveria is a wonderful ornamental grass from India that makes an incredible vertical accent (6' tall x 2' wide) in the garden. All of the material in the US and 90% of it grown worldwide is the clone V. 'Sunshine', introduced in the 1800's from Sunshine Louisiana. Because of our cold winters, it doesn't flower here, but that's quite all right with us. Vetiver is used in many tropical countries for erosion control while the roots are dried for a variety of herbal uses, including making perfumes.