Scientific Name: Acorus calamus 'Argenteostriatus' Form: Vase
Common Name:variegated sweet flag Texture:Coarse
Family Name:AcoraceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Aquatic plant, Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Europe, Central / west Asia, South Asia / India Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Leathery, Heavily veined, Distinctive smell, Linear
Flowers: Spadix (& spathe), Green, Yellow, Aug
Fruit: Berry (true), Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Green, Brown, Sep
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist
Soil or Media: Bog, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Aquatic - ponds, Group or mass planting, Summer interest, Wetland - bogs, Woodland margin, Herb
Key ID Features:Leaves sword-shaped, iris-like, fragrant when crushed, up to 2 cm wide, with wavy or crimped margins, tapering into a long, acute point, pink sheathing at bases; rhizome thick, spreading near soil surface; spadix 5-9 cm in long, greenish-yellow, emerge part way up the shoot.