Acorus calamus Sweet flag

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Description

Dark green iris-like foliage with a small green horn-shaped bloom. It grows from a rhizome which runs across the ground out of which the leaves rise up. It has been used in fragrances and medicinal cures since Egyptian times.

Repotting or planting

9cm marginal plants require potting into a larger mesh basket. Place in a pond no deeper than 1/3 maximum recommended planting depth to allow the plants to establish. 1ltr marginal plants do not require repotting, place in the pond no deeper than 1/2 maximum recommended planting depth to allow the plants to establish, plants over 60cm height growth will benefit from repotting into a larger mesh basket or should be planted in gravel to prevent them from falling over. 3ltr and 5ltr plants do not require repotting, as they are larger more established plants they can be placed up to the maximum recommended depth. There is no need to remove the mesh basket.

Care instructions

Little maintenance is required. Trim just above the water surface after foliage has died back in Autumn to tidy leaving a little material to protect new shoots.

Colour

Green

Growth rate

Medium

Flowers

Jun-Jul

Sun/shade

Full sun to part shade

Native

Naturalised

Season

Summer

Measurements in centimetres

Height Min -Max

60-90

Depth Min-Max

1-15

PLANT TYPE

Marginal

FLOWER COLOUR

Green

SUN/SHADE

Full sun to part shade

NATIVE

Naturalised

SEASON

Summer

HEIGHT MIN

60

HEIGHT MAX

90

DEPTH MIN

1

DEPTH MAX

15

SPREAD MIN

0

SPREAD MAX

0

FLOWER TIME

Jun & Jul

POT SIZE

1 Litre, 3 Litres, 3 x 1 Litre