Acorus calamus (Sweet Flag)


Acorus calamus, or Sweet Flag, is a marsh plant with long, bright green leaves. In spring, it produces light green cob-shaped inflorescences

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Additional information

Main characteristics

Acorus calamus consists of a clump of long, bright green leaves. It develops through a branched, creeping rhizome in the soil, from which new stems emerge


In spring, it produces light green cob-shaped inflorescences

Flowering period

April – May


The rhizome, the central core of the young buds and the young spadix are edible raw or cooked. The dried and ground rhizome is used as a spice. It is also a medicinal plant

Planting depth

From 0 to -15 cm of depth

Plant height

60/80 cm

Soil to use

Field soil with 2/3 tablets of Osmocote fertilizer near the rhizome


Full direct sun for at least 6 hours in the middle hours of the day

PH tolerated

Acidic, neutral or basic (alkaline): 6 to 8

Frost Resistance

Yes, it withstands very cold temperatures


Native plant of India, Central Asia, Russia, Europe and North America

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