American Sweet Flag

Acorus calamus

Lovely as a pond or shade garden plant, American sweet flag has a history of medicinal use for gastrointestinal problems. Roots have a distinctive scent reminiscent of bubblegum!

Water: Moderate to Wet/Moist

Hardiness: Frost Hardy


Habit: 12" tall perennial grass, slowly spreading from rhizomes

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade near coast, Partial Shade inland

Soil: Average to rich

Origin: North America, Canada, Alaska

American Sweet Flag