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Acorus Americanus- Sweet Flag

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Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Full Sun, Sun & Shade,
Exposure
Full Sun, Sun & Shade,
Usage
Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Usage
Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant Plants,

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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Ships Year Round

Description

Acorus americanus (Sweet Flag)

Acorus Americanus- Sweet Flag is a flowering, perennial grass native to the northern United States and Canada. They can be identified by their bright green sword-like leaves that encase one another at their base where they emerge horizontally from the rhizomes of the plant. The blade-shaped foliage has a spicy, citrusy scent when crushed or bruised. Depending on location, the spadix-like, flower of this wetland species, whose color can vary from cream to brown to green, blooms between May and August followed by small, dark berries.

Acorus Americanus- Sweet Flag grasses found around lakes, ponds, marshes, rivers, streams, and the edges of other wetland and boggy areas.

 

Acorus Americanus- Sweet Flag thrive in a variety of soil types but prefer soils with a pH of 5.6 to 7.2. At full maturity, Acorus americanus reaches approximately two-four feet tall and 24 inches wide. They spread at a moderate rate as the rhizomes form a dense mat along shorelines and banks. This trait makes them great for retaining wetland borders. They thrive in USDA growing zones 3-6 and require full sun exposure. When planting this species, allow for 12-18 inches of space between each plant. Native Americans are said to have used the rhizomes of this grass for medicinal purposes.

The plant is also said to repel insects, thanks to its spicy, citrus aroma.

This species is often confused with Acorus calamus as they are very similar in appearance. In fact, its prior classification was Acorus calamus americanus. The primary difference between these species is that Acorus americanus has two-six prominent veins along the length of each of its leaves where the calamus species has only a single prominent thread on each of its leaves. Acorus Americanus- Sweet Flag has a distinguishing characteristic is that the americanus species has a fertile diploid that produces fruit with two-three viable seeds.

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