Acorus calamus

The grassy swordlike leaves of the two species of Acorus thrive at the edges of ponds in shallow water or bogs. Flowers are interesting, but not showy, yet are often mistaken for Irises. They spread slowly by fragrant underground rhizomes. Excellent in moist or waterlogged situations, best in fertile soils in full or part sun.
Acorus calamus
The 3-foot high leaf blades, tallest of the species, make a striking accent with low-growing plants like March Marigold, especially along the bank of a pond or brook.

Attributes - Acorus calamus

Plant Type: Perennial

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 1 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Susceptible to Powdery Mildew.

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Acorus calamus 'Variegatus'
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