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.
Perennials, Deciduous or Semi-evergreens, Aquatics
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.
Grown for their often aromatic foliage. Suitable for water gardens and boggy areas.
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.
Divide the rhizomes at the start of the growing season in spring.
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