Sweet flag Acorus calamus - 1L Pot - Cut Back
Acorus calamus is a spreading, herbaceous perennial with tufts of aromatic, sword-shaped leaves striped longitudinally with creamy white. In summer it bears insignificant yellow-green flowers. Its attractively striped leaves are erect and rigid, but arch slightly at the tip.
- Flower Colour: yellow-green, insignificant
- Foliage Colour: green
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 50cm
- Flowering Time: summer
- Uses: gardens, cottage gardens, meadows
- Tolerance: tolerant of cold temperatures
- Growing Habit: spreading, tufted, clump forming
- Exposure: sheltered, exposed
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: will reach maximum height in 2-5 years
- Light Requirements: full sun
- Soil Requirements: clay, loam, sand, acid, alkaline, neutral
- Moisture: poorly drained to moist
Caring and Maintenance:
This plant is low maintenance, but it is recommended to cut back after flowering in autumn. Propagate by dividing and replanting in spring.
This plant will thrive when planted in fertile, moist soil in full sun. Transfer container grown plants to a sunny position in spring.
A perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. Perennials are flowering plants which grow and bloom over the spring and summer and then die back every autumn and winter. They typically grow structures that allow them to adapt to living from one year to the next through a form of vegetative reproduction rather than seeding. Perennial plants often have deep, extensive root systems which can hold soil to prevent erosion, capture dissolved nitrogen before it can contaminate ground and surface water, and outcompete weeds. They grow very well in conditions that are poor in resources due to their earlier emergence in the spring, and the development of larger root systems which can access water and soil nutrients deeper in the soil.