Acorus americanus

Sweet Flag

$2.55 | DP-50 | 35 Avail. | $131.25

DP-50 Weight: 25.0 lb

$2.55 | 18-CT FLAT | 75 Avail. | $75.60

18-CT FLAT Weight: 25.0 lb



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Sweet Flag is a hardy evergreen perennial swamp or bog plant with bright yellow-green spicy scented Iris-like foliage.  The fleshy spadix covered with tiny white flowers appears in June and July, followed by dark berries. Prefers full sun and moist to wet soils.  A vigorous spreader that can be used for erosion control.  Tolerates short droughts once established.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

2' - 3'

Spread: 

0.5' - 1'

Spacing: 

0.5'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

 3 - 6

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Green

Season of Interest: 

Summer Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Keep soil moist.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersNaturalized AreasWildlife Gardens Native Gardens, Pond Edges, Water Gardens, and Containers

COMPANION PLANTS: Swamp Milkweed, Cherokee Sedge, Northern Blue Flag Iris

Image: Jack Greenlee, U.S. Forest Service, Acorus americanus USFS-1.

 

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