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Acorus calamus

Sweet Flag

Plant Type: Grass - Ornamental
FULL sun to MORNING sun/AFTERNOON shade

Bright green sword-like foliage grows well in moist conditions. Foliage has citrus scent when crushed. Tiny greenish flowers are insignificant. Appreciates protection from hot afternoon sun.


Height

12-48"

Spread

36"

Growth Habit

THRILLER (upright)

Landscape Application:

Wonderful foliage accent for water garden, bogs or moist woodland gardens.

Acorus calamus Plant Care:

Prefers fertile, slightly acidic soil in consistently moist soil or standing water.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 (-30/-20F)

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Sweet Flag Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

MIDSEASON (May-June), LATE (July-frost)

Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

High or consistent soil moisture.

Moderate
Moist
Special Benefits
Bog
Fragrant
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant