Acorus americanus (Sweet Flag)
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Acorus americanus

Sweet Flag

The foliage releases a pleasing cinnamon scent when crushed or broken. This plant is excellent for wet areas or bog gardens. Waterfowl, wood ducks and muskrats eat the seeds.

Height: 24-36 in
Width: 18-24 in
Soil Conditions: Moist
Flower Color: White
Bloom Time: May
Hardiness Zone: 4 TO 9
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Characteristics & Attributes for Acorus americanus

Attributes

Emergent
Rain Garden Shade
Rain Garden Sun

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Wildlife

Plant Habit

Upright

Light Conditions

Sun to Part Shade

Native Plant Community

Woodland
Wetland

Bloom Time

May

Flower Color

White

Flower Height

24" to 36"

Flower Type

Insignificant

Foliage Color

Green

Leaf Texture

Coarse

Divide

Every Third Year

Flower Form

Single

Flower Size

1/4" or Less

Growth Rate

Average