Calamus -

(Acorus calamus)

Herb Plants

Other Common Names: Bacc, Flagroot, Sweet Cane, Sweet Flag, Sweet Grass, Sweet Root, Sweet Rush
Family: Acoraceae Genus: Acorus Species: calamus
Musetta Planted · 9 years ago
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Plant Type: Aquatic, Herb, Perennial

Temp / Zone: Zone 4A · -30° to -25° F, Zone 4B · -25° to -20° F, Zone 5A · -20° to -15° F, Zone 5B · -15° to -10° F, Zone 6A · -10° to -5° F, Zone 6B · -5° to 0° F, Zone 7A · 0° to 5° F, Zone 7B · 5° to 10° F

Sun Exposure: Full / Mostly Sun

Soil Drainage: Poorly Drained, Very Poorly Drained

Water Needs: High

Level of Care: Low

Growth Rates: Moderate

Flower Color: Yellow

Attracts: Songbirds / Birds, Wildlife

Foliage Color: Medium Green, Pink

Average Width: .5' to 1', 1' to 2'

Average Height: 4' to 5', 5' to 6'

Fragrances: Aromatic

Season of Color: Early Spring Blooms, Spring Blooms

Landscape Uses: Background, Garden Pond, Perennial Garden

Growth Habits: Tall, Upright

Theme Gardens: Bog, Herb

Culinary Usages: Drinks / Teas / Juices

Soil pH: 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7

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