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Acorus Genus

Sweet flag

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Acorus genus (Sweet flag). These are semi-evergreen, perennial, marginal and submerged water plants. They will produce flowering spikes but are mainly grown for their foliage.

Characteristics

Perennials, Deciduous or Semi-evergreens, Aquatics

Other common names

Acorus

Origin

Streams and lakes in N.Hemisphere, E Asia.

The name Acorus comes from the Greek 'kore' - the pupil of the eye. It was used as a remedy for eye trouble.

Interest and use

Grown for their often aromatic foliage. Suitable for water gardens and boggy areas.

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will need an open sunny position. Tidy up fading foliage in autumn, lift and divide every 3 or 4 years in spring as clumps become congested. Grow in pool margins in wet or very moist soil.

Propagation

Divide the rhizomes at the start of the growing season in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free

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