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#356141 - 10/28/09 08:08 AM Plant Question  
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Diane Campbell Offline
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Does anybody reading this know the Latin name of the plant we call saw-grass ? Razor-teeth leaves, above-ground roots, can grow to 30 feet tall and makes a fabulous natural fence.
I tried looking up saw-grass on google but it seems that this name is applied casually to different plants round the world, and I am not getting far with it. Also tried looking up "screw-pine" to which it seems related, but did not get the same plant(s) either.
Thanks for your help.

#356144 - 10/28/09 08:29 AM Re: Plant Question [Re: Diane Campbell]  
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Do you mean the kind of plant that Mayan Princess has growing out front?

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#356146 - 10/28/09 08:42 AM Re: Plant Question [Re: Diane Campbell]  
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Cladium Jamaicense ......also I've seen pampas grass (obviously brought in)on both Roatan and one up by the Palapa Bar.

#356147 - 10/28/09 08:48 AM Re: Plant Question [Re: clover]  
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#356150 - 10/28/09 09:40 AM Re: Plant Question [Re: MisterB266]  
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Diane Campbell Offline
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Wow thanks everybody - you are really super!

Clover - Cladium Jamaicenese is so pretty - but it's not the one I'm after this time - we call that "cuttin grass".
Love Pampas grass, but can't seem to grow it in my yard - might try again.

Seashell - that's the stuff I meant.

Mr B - will try to search out the sources you sent later.

Again thanks all.

#356151 - 10/28/09 09:41 AM Re: Plant Question [Re: MisterB266]  
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I know what your talking about but can't find it either.
I planted a 200' row of it. It works great and reproduces quickly. Is it like the patch on the north border of Solaria?

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#356167 - 10/28/09 11:30 AM Re: Plant Question [Re: elbert]  
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Diane Campbell Offline
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Bingo Elbert - same stuff - my yard is full of it too.
And it's all along the road behind our house and Caye Villas.

#356179 - 10/28/09 01:13 PM Re: Plant Question [Re: Diane Campbell]  
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I got 50 of them as a birthday gift shortly after kitty opened the Mexican Styled Cantina next to my house, Riverwalk Nursery

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#356189 - 10/28/09 03:04 PM Re: Plant Question [Re: elbert]  
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Dear God, Don't buy any! I now have enough to fence in the whole island. You can have all the starts you want. Word of caution on these, they are a bitch to dig out. We let some in back get out of control and decided to put in a ficus hedge. A back breaking job.

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#356191 - 10/28/09 03:21 PM Re: Plant Question [Re: lovey and thurston]  
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Diane Campbell Offline
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Thanks everybody - no I don't need any - I have plenty too.
I am trying to get the botanical name so that a French gardener can plant them in Venezuela (as a mean green security fence)...... ergo wanting the proper name to try to avoid the language issues.
Not a big deal - thanks for all the interest tho!

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